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Red tide up in W. Samar

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THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources yesterday raised the red tide alert over the coastal waters of Daram Island in Daram, Western Samar. 

BFAR in its recent shellfish bulletin said that the coastal waters of Irong-Irong and Cambatutay Bays in Wastern Samar, Matarinao Bay in Eastern and coastal waters of Leyte and Calubian and Carigaga Bay in Leyte are also still positive for red tide. 

The coastal waters of Biliran Province, Gigantes Islands in Carles, Iloilo and coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol are also still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit. 

Agriculture Undersecretary for Fisheries and BFAR Director Eduardo Gongona said all types of shellfish from these areas are not safe for human consumption.

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