Coastal waters of Biliran Province are now positive for red tide
The government has told the public to stay away from shellfish products caught in the coastal waters of Biliran Province as they are not safe for human consumption.
Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), coastal waters of Biliran Province are now positive for red tide toxins.
Aside from that, 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; and coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate are also still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory
BFAR said that all types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from these areas shown above are not safe for human consumption.
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.