BFAR says Masbate waters red tide-free
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources on Wednesday lifted its red tide alert on the coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate but warned that shellfish collected in Bataan are still not safe for consumption. In its recent shellfish bulletin, the BFAR said that based on the laboratory results of the BFAR and Local Government Units, shellfish collected in Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Orani, Abucay and Samal remain positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit. BFAR Director Asis Perez said that all types of shellfish or “alamang” gathered from these areas are not safe for human consumption.
Gonzales, A. L. (2015, February 19). BFAR says Masbate waters red tide-free. Manila Standard, p. B6.
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Red tides; Biological poisons; Public health; Shellfish; Human food; Coastal waters; Tests; Paralytic shellfish poisoning; Mortality; Dissolved oxygen; Ammonia; Industrial wastes; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Local Government Unit (LGU); Perez, Asis
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