BFAR: Red Tide Alert Over 10 Areas Across Philippines (March 11, 2021)

BFAR: Red Tide Alert Over 10 Areas Across Philippines (March 11, 2021)

BFAR – BFAR recently raised a red tide alert over ten coastal areas over the Philippines due to toxic algal blooms infestation.

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The Shellfish Bulletin No. 06 from the aquatic resources bureau said that its laboratory shellfishes collected from several coastal waters in the Philippines show positive results for paralytic shellfish poison, which is currently beyond the regulatory limit, according to a report from GMA News.

Red Tide Alert is raised over the following areas:

  • Inner Malampaya Sound, Taytay in Palawan;
  • Sorsogon Bay in Sorsogon;
  • Coastal Waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol;
  • Tambobo Bay, Siaton in Negros Oriental;
  • Coastal Waters of Calubian, and Cancato Bay, Tacloban City in Leyte;
  • Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur;
  • Murcielagos Bay (Sapang Dalaga and Baliangao) and Coastal Waters of Ozamiz City in Misamis Occidental;
  • Taguines Lagoon, Benoni, Mahinog in Camiguin;
  • Balite Bay, Mati City in Davao Oriental; and
  • Lianga Bay and Coastal waters of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur

The bureau added that all all types of shellfish and alamang gathered from the said areas are unsafe for human consumption.

Based on the report, on the other hand, fish, squids, shrimps, and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and thoroughly-washed, and internal organs like gills and intestines are removed before cooking. 

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