Puerto Princesa Bay tested positive for red tide
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said that Puerto Princesa Bay in Palawan is now positive for red tide toxin.
This prompted the agency to warn the public for a possible contamination in shellfish products caught in this area.
“All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from this area are not safe for human consumption,” BFAR said.
Based on the latest laboratory results of 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 City in Palawan are also still “positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit”.