BFAR issues latest red tide warning
Some coastal areas in the country were found to be positive for red tide, according to Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
Based on the latest laboratory results of BFAR and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Balite Bay, Mati City in Davao Oriental; and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
This means that all types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from these areas are not safe for human consumption.
BFAR said however that fish, squids, shrimps and crabs caught from these areas are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.