Shellfish Partners is a partnership between Pierce County, Pierce Conservation District, and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department that was formed in 2006 to address declining water quality in our shellfish growing areas. Since that time, additional partners have joined us (see below for a list). We invite anyone with an interest in water quality to join our coalition.
Prevent shellfish bed closures due to poor water quality and ensure that all shellfish harvested is safe to eat. When water is clean enough to keep shellfish beds open, we know it is clean enough to support other activities like fishing and swimming.