Eastern Visayas remains red tide free

Eastern Visayas remains red tide free

The coastal waters of the Eastern Visayas Region remain free from red tide toxins, according to BFAR's latest Shellfish Bulletin. File photo.

TACLOBAN CITY – Based on the latest Shellfish Bulletin issued by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on August 5, 2022, the Eastern Visayas Region's coastal waters are free of paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) and red tide toxins.

However, according to the most recent BFAR laboratory results, shellfish collected from the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur, and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur remain positive for PSP.

All types of shellfish and Acetes, or alamang, collected from the aforementioned areas are unsafe for human consumption. Fish, squids, shrimp, and crabs are safe to eat if they are fresh and thoroughly washed, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.

Meanwhile, more areas continue to be free from toxic red tide per the bulletin by BFAR. You may vie here the ShellFish Bulletin No. 14: https://www.bfar.da.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SHELLFISH-BULLETIN-14.pdf —iTacloban

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