BFAR-8 issues red tide advisory in 11 areas of Eastern Visayas

BFAR-8 issues red tide advisory in 11 areas of Eastern Visayas after shellfishes gathered were found positive for red tide toxin.

TACLOBAN CITY — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-8 (BFAR-8) on Friday, June 11, 2021, has issued a red tide warning in 11 areas in Eastern Visayas after shellfishes gathered were found positive for red tide toxin or paralytic shellfish poison which are not safe for human consumption.


In an advisory, BFAR said that all types of shellfish and gathered from the following areas in Region 8 should be avoided:

  1. Irong-irong bay (Catbalogan, Samar)
  2. San Pedro bay (Basey, Samar)
  3. Maqueda bay (Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas,San, Sebastian,Calbiga, Pinabacdao, Hinabangan, Samar)
  4. Carigara Bay (Babatngon, San Miguel, Barugo, Carigara and Capoocan, Leyte)
  5. Coastal waters of Calubian, Leyte
  6. Ormoc Bay (Ormoc City, Merida and Albuera, Leyte)
  7. Cambatutay Bay (Tarangnan, Samar)
  8. Coastal waters of Zumarraga, Samar
  9. Coastal waters of Daram, Samar
  10. Villareal Bay (Villareal, Samar)
  11. Cancabato Bay (Tacloban City)
 
“Fish, squids, shrimps, and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking,” BFAR said in the advisory.


Read the full advisory here:

LATEST RED TIDE ADVISORY Shellfish Bulletin No. 17 Series of 2021 (June 11, 2021) Based on the latest laboratory...

Posted by BFAR Region 8 on Friday, June 11, 2021

—Tacloban News Update (Source: BFAR-8)
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