BFAR red tide warning PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 December 2011 17:10

Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and local government units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental; Masinloc Bay in Zambales; and Bataan coastal waters (Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Orani, Abucay and Samal) are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.

Also declared in the Shellfish Bulletin No. 26 signed by BFAR Director Asis G. Perez is that all types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the above-mentioned areas are not safe for human consumption. Fish, squid, shrimps and crabs are safe to eat provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed.

The following areas continue to be free from toxic red tide : coastal waters of Cavite, Las Pinas, Paranaque, Navotas, and Bulacan in Manila Bay; coastal waters of Bolinao, Anda, Alaminos and Bani in Pangasinan; coastal waters of Milagros and Mandaon in Masbate; Juag Lagoon in Matnog and Sorsogon Bay in Sorsogon; Honda and Puerto bays in Puerto Princesa City, and Inner Malampaya Sound in Taytay, Palawan; coastal waters of Pilar, President Roxas, Pontevedra, Panay, Roxas City; Ivisan and Saplan in Capiz; coastal waters of E.B. Magalona, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Valladolid, Talisay City, Silay City, Bacolod City, Hinigaran, Cadiz City, Victorias City, Bago City and San Enrique in Negros Occidental; Irong-irong, Maqueda, and Villareal Bays in Samar; Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Ormoc, San Pedro, Cancabato and Carigara Bays in Leyte; Biliran waters in Biliran province; Hinatuan, Bislig and Lianga bays in Surigao del Sur; Balite Bay in Mati, Davao Oriental; and Taguines Lagoon in Benoni Mahinog, Camiguin Island. — PIA