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Tribe, state say shellfish still a concern Harvesting closure lifted, but risk still exists for Native Americans By RICHARD WALKER

LOCAL NEWS Port of Poulsbo workers unionize ■ Latest in Port of Kingston, Kingston Adventures legal battle ■

PORT GAMBLE — State health officials have lifted a shellfish-harvesting closure on two miles of Port Gamble Bay beach acquired by the county as part of the Kitsap

Forest and Bay Project. Len O’Garro, a state toxicologist, said clams and oysters from that area — on the west side of the bay, south of the mill site — were found to contain traces of arsenic, a naturally occurring sub-

stance; dioxin furan, commonly associated with mills; PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyl, a manmade substance used as a lubricating oil, hydraulic fluid and other industrial uses; and carcinogenic pH, a byproduct of burning. The toxic levels, measured mostly in parts-per-million, did not give health officials concern for commercial

and recreational harvesters, whose average consumption rate is one to two seafood meals per week. But seafood has traditionally comprised a large part of the diet of the S’Klallam and Suquamish peoples, who consume a half-pound to 1.1 pound of shellfish per day. “We are recommending that they do not eat [west bay shellfish] at the higher Tribal rate,”

‘They think they have the greatest spot in the world.’ — Gene Bullock, Kitsap Audubon Society

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O’Garro said. “That’s only a recommendation. We can’t control how much shellfish that Tribal members consume. But we want Tribal members to understand that, at the lower Tribal consumption rate, there is some risk. At the higher rate, the risk is much higher.” Port Gamble S’Klallam See SHELLFISH, Page A3

Ride on ferry Tacoma becomes a two-hour tour Reportedly loses propulsion, requiring tow to Bainbridge By BRIAN KELLY

Bainbridge Island Review

BAINBRIDGE — A cheer rose through the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal. Their ship had finally come in. Travelers weary of their wait for a boat to Seattle gave out a collective hoot of approval when an announcement came over the terminal intercom just before 3 p.m. July 29 that the ferry MV Tacoma was minutes away from docking.

SPORTS Join this club on some outdoor excursions — Page A6

See FERRY, Page A7

This osprey and its family are nesting atop stadium lights at Strawberry Field in Poulsbo. The Kitsap Audubon Society hopes to move the nest to a safer place nearby. Jay Wiggs / via Kitsap Audubon Society

OPINION Some things you need to know about the Aug. 5 primary election — Page A4

Audubon working to move osprey nest at Strawberry Field By KIPP ROBERTSON


OULSBO — Some winged residents of Strawberry Field could get a new place to nest. The Kitsap Audubon Society is working with the North

Kitsap School District to relocate a family of ospreys, which currently nests on top of stadium lights near the center of the field. “[The] ospreys think they have the greatest spot in the world,” Kitsap Audubon

Society member Gene Bullock said. The light pole the nest rests on is not far from the pond behind the North Kitsap School District’s horticulture building; the pond is a source See OSPREY, Page A8

The ferry MV Tacoma reportedly lost propulsion July 29 and docked at Bainbridge Island with the help of two tugboats. Luciano Marano / Review

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