CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SUSPECT SHELLFISH POISONING.

The AHAB Network

Mission:

The Alaska Harmful Algal Bloom Network (AHAB) was formed in 2017 to provide a statewide approach to HAB awareness, research, monitoring, and response in Alaska. AHAB coordinates a diverse group of coastal stakeholders to address human and wildlife health risks from toxic algal blooms.

Objectives:

  • Reduce health risks to humans from HABs
  • Identify information needs, data gaps, and emerging HAB threats
  • Expand and enhance statewide HAB, wildlife and shellfish monitoring
  • Improve effectiveness of and coordination for HAB event response
  • Develop HAB event forecasting capabilities
  • Improve HAB education and outreach to coastal Alaskans
  • Unify and build on existing regional HAB networks in Alaska
  • Facilitate a safe supply of seafood

A variety of shellfish from Kodiak getting ready to be sampled and tested. Photo by Julie Matweyou

Current HAB Alert: High densities of Alexandrium cells were observed by the HAB cruise in the Bering Strait region at the beginning of September. A strong storm in Western Alaska washed up clams along the coast and harvesters are encouraged to stay alert and contact their local health care providers if they experience any of the signs of PSP after consuming shellfish.Learn more »
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