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Alert: June 27, 2024— Yellowfin Tuna recalled in California

Fresh Catch Yellowfin Tuna is recalled because of high histamine levels

Alert: June 26, 2024— Smoked salmon sold in US stores contaminated with Listeria.

Smoked salmon sold at Kroeger and other stores is recalled after testing revealed Listeria monocytogenes.

Alert: June 13, 2024— Contaminated Canadian oysters distributed in California

FDA warns that the oysters may cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.

Alert: May 29, 2024— Oregon mussels: - Outbreak of paralytic shellfish poisoning reported.

Health officials warn against eating mussels harvested from Oregon coast

Alert: May 25, 2024— Oysters recalled due to norovirus contamination

Korean oysters shipped to distributors in California may be contaminated with norovirus

Alert: May 21, 2024— US seafood company recalls crab meat due to Listeria contamination

Irvington Seafood recalls crabmeat after testing finds Listeria contamination

May 20, 2024— The Comeback of the Pismo Clam

Around 2018, something unexpected happened...

Alert: April 29, 2024— Scallops, crab and fish from a US company, at serious risk of contamination, are flagged by the FDA

A stern warning letter from the FDA admonishes a major US seafood company.

Alert: April 26, 2024— FDA: Fatal Listeria outbreak linked to smoked salmon

The salmon products were made by an unnamed Danish processing plant.

Alert: April 17, 2024— Korean oysters distributed in California are recalled due to norovirus outbreak.

Oysters contaminated with norovirus can cause potentially severe illness.

Alert: April 11, 2024— Canadian Atlantic salmon recalled due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Untreated, botulism can paralyze the muscles needed for breathing.

April 9, 2024— Garibaldi, the California State Marine Fish

A striking species along the California coastline is the Garibaldi, one of the largest within the Damselfish family.

Alert: March 23, 2024— USDA public health warning: Imported catfish

People who purchased the products should not consume them.

Alert: March 9, 2024— U.S. outbreak of illness prompts warning about mussels

An outbreak in Northeast US indicates possible pathogen or biotoxin contamination.

January 30, 2024— Marine Watchdogs Mission Goals for 2024

Expanded ocean preservation activities

January 24, 2024— Cool Cat Cafe Receives Ocean Ecology Award

The award recognizes Cool Cat Cafe's environmental leadership

Alert: January 12, 2024— FDA warns of norovirus outbreak due to oysters

An outbreak of norovirus in San Diego County, CA, that has been linked to consumption of oysters traced to Mexico.

Alert: January 11, 2024— FDA warns of potentially contaminated scallops

Scallops harvested from a prohibited area were sold in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Alert: January 9, 2024— Milkfish recalled over botulism concerns

Milkfish productsa were sold in California, Hawaii, Washington, Illinois, Nevada and Texas.

Alert: December 23, 2023— Oysters Contaminated with Campylobacter Jejuni

The FDA has warned about certain oysters harvested in Canada

December 20, 2023— Inspiring Knowledge

Holiday Boredom Becomes Fun & Games

December 19, 2023— Loul Dental Studio Receives Ocean Ecology Award

The award recognizes Dr. Loul's environmental leadership

Alert: December 14, 2023— Salmon Contamination Causes at Least Ten Deaths

RTE salmon from Lithuania contaminated with Listeria has killed ten and sickened people in multiple countries.

November 5, 2023— Watchdogs + Rotary + Kiwanis: Beach Plastic Cleanup Teamup

Watchdogs, Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club members teamed up for a successful beach plastic cleanup.

Alert: October 31, 2023— Oysters recalled due to Vibrio contamination

Canadian Oysters sold in California and Washington contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Alert: October 22, 2023— Lobster recalled due to Listeria contamination

Greenhead Lobster Products is recalling all frozen and refrigerated cooked lobster meat products.

Alert: October 21, 2023— FDA Issues Warning about Contaminated Oysters

Salmonella and E. coli contamination found in of oysters sent to Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Alert: October 4, 2023— Frozen Octopus Recalled after Testing Finds Salmonella

The recalled products were distributed in Ohio, Florida, Georgia and Illinois.

October 3, 2023— When the First Climate Change Bell Rang

How did we actually notice humans are changing the climate?

September 22, 2023 — City of Goleta Receives Ocean Ecology Award

Marine Watchdogs award recognizes environmental leadership

Alert: September 18, 2023— Sardines are confirmed as a botulism source

People sickened include Americans, Canadians, and Europeans.

September 15, 2023 — New Online Game Is a Fun Teaching Tool

New Marine Watchdogs Concentration card game improves memory and teaches marine life

Alert: September 7, 2023— Swedish Salmon Contaminated with Salmonella; 6 dead

Contaminated oysters from Connecticut were sold and served in multiple states.

Alert: September 6, 2023— Contaminated Oysters fron Conecticut

Contaminated oysters from Connecticut were sold and served in multiple states.

Alert: August 31, 2023— FDA Warns of Contaminated Shellfish

FDA warns the public not to eat certain mussels because of E. coli and Salmonella risk.

Alert: August 1, 2023— Shellfish Contaminated with Vibrio Proves Deadly

One person in Connecticut has died from Vibrio vulnificus poisoning

Alert: July 27, 2023— Deadly Smoked Salmon Contaminated with Salmonella

FDA issues warning about smoked salmon that has killed three people

Alert: July 14, 2023— Oysters: Norovirus Outbreak

FDA issues warning about oysters distributed to 17 states

Alert: June 13, 2023— Oysters linked to norovirus illness

FDA issues warning about raw oysters from Korea

Alert: March 22, 2023— Oysters linked to 170 illnesses

Contaminated shellfish are continuing to cause illnesses in several countries.

Alert: March 3, 2023— Florida oysters recalled

Florida oysters are recalled due to Salmonella contamination.

Alert: March 2, 2023— Lidl Cocktail shrimp recalled

Ready-to-eat Tapas branded cocktail shrimp by Lidl recalled due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Alert: February 27, 2023— Canned shrimp recalled

Cans of Geisha medium shrimp are recalled after cans swelling and leaking

Alert: February 10, 2023— Frozen lobster is recalled due to Listeria comntamination

Frozen lobster products with best before dates throughout 2023 recalled

February 8, 2023— Oil Is Still A Big Problem in Summerland

Santa Barbara's Famed Beach and Its Chronic Oil Leakage

Alert: January 8, 2023— Oysters from Ireland have been linked to illnesses.

Department of Health is investigating a food poisoning cluster affecting 16 people.

December 12, 2022 — What Happened to the Sea Stars?

After a near-extinction event, Marine Watchdogs asks the public for help finding sea stars on the Pacific coast

Alert: December 9, 2022—Texas Oysters Recalled after Dozens of People Are Sickened

The recall includes oysters harvested in Texas in November and December 2022.

Alert: November 25, 2022— Oysters recalled due to presence of sapovirus

The FDA is advising consumers not to eat Dai One Food Co. frozen half shell oysters

November 18, 2022 — Marine Watchdogs Releases Lobster Study Results

New Toxicity Report Compares Maine, Australian and California Lobster

Alert: November 8, 2022— Smoked Salmon recalled due to Listeria

Seven Seas smoked salmon has been recalled because of listeria contamination.

Alert: November 3, 2022— 300,000 Pounds of Fish Recalled

150 tons of salmon, tuna, halibut, seabass and swordfish are recalled for salmonella contamination.

Alert: September 28, 2022 —Oysters Recalled in Canada over Salmonella Concerns

Harvested 9/2022— 12 brands of Canadian Oysters have been recalled due to Salmonella contamination.

Alert: September 7, 2022 — Smoked Salmon Contaminated with Listeria Is Recalled in 11 States

Authorities warn of smoked salmon contaminated with Listeria.

Alert: February 10, 2022 (Through June 2023)— Shrimp Recalled Because of Listeria Contamination

20,830 packages of Fisherman's Wharf cooked shrimp have been recalled because of possible Listeria monocytogenes.

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