Irong-Irong Bay declared free from red tide
Irong-Irong Bay in Western Samar is now free of the toxic red tides after months of being infested, a statement showed.
Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected in this area is already safe for public consumption.
However, there are still some coastal waters remain positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
These include Coastal waters of Leyte and Carigara Bay in Leyte; Lianga Bay in Surigao; Coastal waters of Biliran Province; and Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa in Palawan.