BFAR issues new red tide warning
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has issued a new advisory to let the public know which coastal areas were tested positive for red tide.
Based on the latest laboratory results of the BFAR and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Coastal waters of Leyte and Carigara Bay in Leyte; Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur; Coastal waters of Biliran Province; and Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa in Palawan are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
It is the same case with coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol.
BFAR said that all types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas shown above are not safe for human consumption.
Red tide is a term used to describe all phenomena wherein the water is discolored by high algal biomass or concentration of algae.