Public warned of coastal areas tested positive for red tide
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) came up with a new list of coastal areas that were tested positive for red tide, advising the public to be vigilant over their consumption of shellfish products.
Based on the latest laboratory results of BFAR and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Lianga Bay, in Surigao del Sur; 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.
“All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas above are not safe for human consumption,” BFAR said.
Meanwhile, fish, squids, shrimps and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and that internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.