According to water samples on Tuesday tested by Pinellas County and Florida Fish & Wildlife (FWC), multiple St. Pete/Clearwater area beaches have medium to low concentrations of red tide, confirming recent reports of dead fish and mild irritation.
The medium concentrations were found at Indian Shores, Redington Shores, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach and St. Pete Beach. Low concentrations were found at Treasure Island and Fort De Soto Park.
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is in close communication with Pinellas County and FWC in an effort to communicate current beach conditions, including the presence of red tide, irritation and dead fish, daily. Those beach conditions can be found here or by going to VSPC.info. Also on that page are Frequently Asked Questions relating to red tide that can be used by the local tourism industry.
Local tourism industry, you can help our efforts by reporting fish kills here and emailing [email protected] with real-time conditions you’re experiencing and any inquires/cancellations you’re getting from visitors.
We understand that this couldn’t happen at a worse time given current high demand following a challenging 2020, but we’ll continue communicating as much real-time information to consumers and industry as possible on this page.