BFAR issues latest red tide warning
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned the public on which coastal areas are infected with 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.
“All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the area shown are not safe for human consumption,” BFAR said.
It also said that fish, squids, shrimps and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.