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WSU first in state to serve certified sustainable seafood
February 8, 2016

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By Chantell Cosner, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is the state’s first institution of higher education – and one of 12 nationwide – to serve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable seafood in its dining centers.

WSU researcher tracks levels of microcystins
September 13, 2013

Measuring contaminants in mussels. Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

 

 

Ellen Preece prepares a mussel sample for testing in the lab. Photo by Megan Skinner, WSU.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Ellen Preece wants to know if microcystins, liver-damaging toxins produced by algal blooms in freshwater lakes, accumulate in Puget Sound seafood.


She’s not the only one who wants to know. Preece, a doctoral student in the WSU School of the Environment, is helping the Washington Department of Health determine whether seafood accumulates enough microsystins to be a health concern for populations who … » More …