The beginning of Dungeness crab season is always a time to celebrate, but with major concerns over the last few years regarding unsafe domoic acid levels, state health department officials continue to recommend not eating the internal organs (known as crab butter). 

Click HERE to download the brochure explaining this simple method of cleaning crabs before cooking to reduce your exposure to unsafe contaminants, including dioxins.
The good news is that Dungeness crab are low in mercury - see our mercury guidelines for more info.
The razor clam fishery has been closed since 2016 due to high domoic acid levels. The latest state health advisories related to marine biotoxins are posted HERE.