The mussel quarantine is a yearly event that happens due to dangerous levels of biotoxins that may be present in mussels gathered by the public anywhere on the California coast, including bays, inlets and harbors.  The quarantine applies only to sport-harvested mussels; commercially grown mussels from certified companies are not included in the quarantine.

MusselsMore information about the quarantine can be found by accessing the California Department of Public Health Press Release (April, 24, 2013): Annual Quarantine of Sport Harvested Mussels  (PDF)


For general information about sport fishing safety visit our Fish Advisory webpage.