Carigara Bay declared free from red tide
Shellfish products collected from Carigara Bay in Leyte is now safe from human consumption, based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs).
“Carigara Bay in Leyte is now free of the toxic red tides,” BFAR said.
However, shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Biliran Province; coastal waters of Leyte in Leyte; Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; and Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
This prompted BFAR to issue a public advisory stating that shellfish products collected in these areas are not safe to eat.