Mussel Harvesting Closed

YACHATS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of¬†Agriculture¬†has closed mussel harvesting along the coast because of a high level of toxins found in shellfish.

Heceta Head, near Florence was one of the affected areas.

The toxins can cause minor to severe illness or even death.

Experts say they had to close the area because even cooking the shellfish will not destroy the toxins.

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