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Mar 4, 2016 @ 3:44

Red tide toxin found in Capiz town

The coastal waters in the town of Pilar in Capiz is now positive for the deadly red tide toxin, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) reported.

BFAR said still positive for the red tide toxin are shellfish in Balite Bay in Mati, Davao Oriental; Dauls in Bohol; Daram Island, Irong-Irong Bay and Cambatutay Bay in Western Samar; coastal waters of Leyte in Leyte; coastal waters of Gigantes Islands in Carles, Iloilo; and the coastal waters of Naval in Biliran.

Capiz province, where Pilar is located, is a major producer of the country’s seafood.

BFAR said all shellfish and alamang caught in the areas are not fit for human consumption.

It said fish, squid, shrimps and crabs are safe for consumption provided they are fresh, cleaned thoroughly and the gills and innards are removed.


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