Coastal areas in Surigao del Sur tested positive for red tide
A couple of coastal areas in Surigao del Sur were tested positive for red tide, prompting the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to issue a public advisory regarding the shellfish products collected in these areas.
Based on the latest laboratory results of the BFAR and Local Government Units (LGUs), Hinatuan and Lianga Bays in Surigao del Sur are now positive for red tide toxin.
“All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from this area are not safe for human consumption,” BFAR said.
Meanwhile, shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Leyte in leyte; Coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; and Puerto Princesa and Honda Bays, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.