Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 22, Series of 2016, 22 July 2016
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Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Irong-Irong, Cambatutay, Villareal and Maqueda Bays in Western Samar are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit. Moreover, Matarino Bay in Eastern Samar is now positive for red tide toxin. All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the area shown above are not safe for human consumption. 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.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 22, Series of 2016, 22 July 2016. (2016, July 22). Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. G6.
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