Red tide rise prompts ban on shellfish from 2 areas
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has issued red tide alerts in parts of Masbate and Samar provinces, banning the gathering and sale of shellfish and warning people in those areas against eating the marine products. In Samar, the BFAR Western Visayas office issued the alert in Irong Irong Bay. The Bicol regional office of BFAR issued the same warning in the coastal area of Mandaon, Masbate. The BFAR and local government units near Irong Irong Bay are monitoring the gathering of seafood products from the bay to safeguard public health. Catbalogan City and the town of Tarangnan in Samar have jurisdiction over the bay.
Allegado, J., & Escandor, J. Jr. (2015, June 19). Red tide rise prompts ban on shellfish from 2 areas. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A14.
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