BFAR declares Matarinao Bay free from from red tide
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has declared Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar as now free of the toxic red tides.
This means that shellfish products caught in Matarinao Bay are now safe for human consumption, based on the latest laboratory results of the BFAR and Local Government Units (LGUs).
However, shellfishes collected at Irong-Irong Bay in Western Samar; coastal waters of Leyte and Carigara Bay in Leyte; Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur; Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
Shellfish products caught from coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate, and coastal waters of Bataan (Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Orani, Abucay and Samal) are also not safe for consumption, the report added.