Western Samar coastal areas tested positive for red tide
Some coastal areas in Western Samar have been tested positive for red tide, prompting the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to issue its latest shellfish advisory.
Based on the latest laboratory results of the BFAR and Local Government Units (LGUs), Carigara Bay in Leyte and San Pedro Bay in Western Samar are now positive for red tide toxin.
“All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from these areas are not safe for human consumption,” BFAR said.
Other areas still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit include Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan; Coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Irong-irong Bay in Western Samar; Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City in Leyte; and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur are