BFAR raises red tide warning in several coastal areas
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has raised red tide warning in several coastal areas in the country.
Based on the latest laboratory results of the BFAR and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Cancabato Bay; Tacloban City in Leyte; Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; and Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
Other coastal waters that were tested positive for red tide include that of Pampanga and Bataan (Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Orani, Abucay and Samal).
“This means that all types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas shown are not safe for human consumption,” BFAR said.