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:
– Irong-Irong Bay
– Maqueda Bay
– Villareal Bay
– coastal waters of Daram Island
– Matarinao Bay
– Carigara Bay
– Inner Malampaya Sound
– Taytay Bay
– Puerto Princesa Bay
– coastal waters of Mandaon
“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.