BFAR hoists 'red tide' flag anew in 21 coastal areas in 12 provinces
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has declared 21 coastal areas in 12 provinces across the country as “positive” for red tide. In its latest Shellfish Bulletin, BFAR through its Information and Fisherfolk Coordination Unit, said that based on the latest laboratory results conducted together with concerned local government units (LGUs), several coastal areas remain positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
Mayuga, J. L. (2020, December 16). BFAR hoists 'red tide' flag anew in 21 coastal areas in 12 provinces. Business Mirror, p. A4.
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Red tides; Shellfish; Paralytic shellfish poisoning; Public health; Biological poisons; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Mariveles; Limay; Orion; Pilar, Bataan; Balanga; Hermosa, Bataan; Orani; Abucay; Samal, Bataan; Bataan; Honda Bay; Puerto Princesa; Palawan; Milagros; Masbate; Sorsogon Bay; Sorsogon; Dauis, Bohol; Tagbilaran, Bohol; Bohol; Tambobo Bay; Siaton; Negros Oriental; Daram Island; Zumarraga; Cambatutay; Irong-irong; Maqueda; Villareal Bays; Western Samar; Calubian; Cancabato Bay; Tacloban; Carigara Bay; Leyte; Biliran Islands; Guiuan; Balite Bay; Mati; Lianga Bay; Hinatuan; Dumanquillas Bay; Zamboanga City; Zamboanga del Sur
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