Fisheries bureau raises red tide alert in Davao

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources yesterday raised the red tide alert in the coastal waters of Balite Bay in Mati, Davao Oriental.

BFAR in its recent shellfish bulletin said that the coastal waters of Bolinao and Anda in Pangasinan are also still positive for red tide toxin.

“All types of shellfish and alamang from these areas are not safe for human consumption,” said BFAR Director Asis Perez.

“ Fish, squids, shrimps and crabs are safe for consumption provided they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and the internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking,” he said.

Perez said areas free from red tide include the coastal waters of Bataan, Cavite, Las Pinas, Parañaque, Navotas, Bulacan, and Masincloc Bay in Zambales, Alaminos, Sual Wawa, Bani in Pangasinan, Masinloc Bay in Zambales, Mandaon in Masbate, Juag Lagoon in Matnog and Sorsogon Bay in Sorsogon, Honda and Puerto Bays in Puerto Princesa City and Inner Malampaya Sound in Taytay Palawan.

Other areas include coastal waters of Capiz, Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Calbayog City in Samar, Leyte, Biliran Province, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Surigao del Sur, and Camiguin Island.

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