BFAR warns public of coastal waters infected by red tide
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has re-issued a warning on coastal waters that 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 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 in Palawan are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
It means that shellfishes collected from these areas 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.