Stay away from shellfish products coming from Cambatutay Bay
Cambatutay Bay in Western Samar is now positive for red tide toxin, which means all shellfish products caught in this area will be dangerous for human consumption.
This is based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs).
Also, shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Daram Island, Irong-Irong Bay, Maqueda Bay, and Villareal Bay in Western Samar; Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Carigara Bay in Leyte; Inner Malampaya Sound, Taytay and Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan; and coastal waters of Mandaon in Masbate are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
“All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the area shown above are not safe for human consumption,” BFAR said.
“Fish, squids, shrimps, and crabs, on the other hand, are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and wash thoroughly, and internal organs and gills and intestines are removed before cooking,” it added.