BFAR: Shellfish, ‘Alamang’ In Some Areas Not Safe For Eating
BFAR – BFAR recently warned that shellfish and alamang, which are harvested from some areas are not safe from human consumption.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources added that latest laboratory results from the bureau and local government units showed that the shellfishes from the areas are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit, according to a report from Inquirer.
The following areas are:
- Honda and Puerto Princesa Bays in Puerto Princesa City
- Coastal waters of Inner Malampaya Sound, Taytay in Palawan
- Coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate
- Sorsogon Bay in Sorsogon
- Coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol
- Tambobo Bay, Sianton in Negros Oriental
- Coastal waters of Zumarraga in Western Samar Coastal waters of Calubian, Leyte, and Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City in Leyte
- Coastal waters of Biliran Islands
- Coastal waters of Guiuan in Eastern Samar
- Balite Bay, Mati City in Davao Oriental
- Lianga Bay and coastal waters of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur
- Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur
On the other hand, coastal waters of
Daram Island and Cambatutay Bay in Western Samar; Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; and Carigara Bay in Leyte, were allso found positive for red toxin, based on the report.
“All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from these areas are NOT SAFE for human consumption,”
“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,”
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