Shellfish ban up in Masbate
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has imposed a shellfish ban in Masbate. In Shellfish Bulletin 31, BFAR said shellfish gathered from Milagros town in Masbate were found positive for the algae that produces the red tide toxin. BFAR said Irong-Irong and Cambatutay bays in Western Samar, Matarinao in Eastern Samar, Carigara in Leyte and Naval on Biliran Island remain positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit. All types of shellfish gathered in the area are not safe for human consumption. Fish, squid, shrimp and crab are safe to eat provided they are fresh and washed thoroughly and internal organs are removed before cooking.
Simeon, L. M. (2016, October 28). Shellfish ban up in Masbate. The Philippine Star, p. A-25.
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