- Dec 10, 2021
- Reaction score
I wonder how that works? In our geoduck fishery, the sample is taken on the weekend and is put on a plane to Anchorage. Seems like the DEC lab is in Palmer? The test from ,what I gather, involves blending up the geoduck minus shell. The blended whole clam is then injected into a mouse or mice and the amount of time that it takes for the mouse to die is somehow put into an equation. This “number” must be below 80. We usually get the results by Tuesday afternoon and if it is below 80 we get to harvest Wednesday and Thursday of that week. Do they test the beaches up there? Maybe they are just naturally cold beaches and testing is moot?