Leyte town free from red tide toxins
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has declared the coastal waters of Leyte town in Leyte province free of the toxic red tide.
This means all shellfish caught in the area are safe to eat.
The BFAR, in its March 29 bulletin, also warned that shellfish collected at the coastal waters of Daram Island and Cambatutay Bay in Western Samar, Naval in Biliran province, and Pilar in Capiz are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison.
It said the level of toxins in the shellfish exceed the limit that is considered safe.
Fish, squid, shrimps and crabs caught in the areas are safe to eat provided that they are fresh and well-cooked and the internal organs are removed before cooking.