The bait and tackle shops are advising fishermen to stay by the fire and tune up their tackle boxes.
Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins have been detected in mussels from Sonoma County. The naturally occurring PSP toxins can cause illness or death in humans. Cooking does not destroy the toxin. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat sport-harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops from Sonoma County This shellfish safety notification is in addition to the annual quarantine.