BFAR Announce Bataan Coastal Waters Positive For Red Tide
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR”) announced that Bataan coastal waters are now positive for red tide toxins.
On Friday (November 17, 2017), BFAR released the result of their laboratory study together with Local Government Units (LGUs) on the shellfish collected in different areas in the country.
The Shellfish Bulletin No. 37 was stating that the coastal waters of Bataan including Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Orani, Abucay, and Samal are positive for red tide toxin based on the laboratory results.
The agency explained that all types of shellfish and alamang that can be found in those areas are not safe for human consumption. However, fish, crabs, squid, and shrimps are safe for eating, but first, they need to be washed thoroughly before cooking.
Meanwhile, the shellfishes at the coastal waters of Daram Island, Irong-Irong Bay, Maqueda Bay, Villareal Bay, and Cambatutay Bay in Western Samar are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison.
The coastal waters of Maratinao Bay in Eastern Samar, Carigara Bay in Leyte, Iner Malampaya Sound, Taytay and Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, and the waters of Mandaon in Masbate were still affected by shellfish poison.
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