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Several areas test positive for red tide: BFAR

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has identified several coastal areas in the country that tested positive for red tide.

The public was advised “not to harvest, not to sell, not to buy, and not to eat” shellfish from the following areas:

 

Several areas test positive for red tide: BFAR

 

WESTERN SAMAR
– Irong-Irong Bay
– Maqueda Bay
– Villareal Bay
– coastal waters of Daram Island

EASTERN SAMAR
– Matarinao Bay

LEYTE
– Carigara Bay

PALAWAN
– Inner Malampaya Sound
– Taytay Bay
– Puerto Princesa Bay

MASBATE
– coastal waters of Mandaon

 

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“All types of shellfish or alamang gathered from the areas shown above are not safe for human consumption,” BFAR Director Eduardo Gongona said in a statement released Thursday.

“Fish, squids, shrimps, and crabs 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,” the statement added.

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