Red tide still present in 7 provinces - BFAR
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Tuesday warned that paralytic shellfish poison beyond the regulatory limit is still present in several areas in the country. According to the Shellfish Bulletin of the BFAR, at least seven provinces remain positive for the shellfish poison. “All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from [these] areas… are not safe for human consumption,” the BFAR said.
Cueto, F. E. A. (2017, December 20). Red tide still present in 7 provinces - BFAR. The Manila Times, p. A7.
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Paralytic shellfish poisoning; Red tides; Public health; Shellfish; Biological poisons; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Daram Island; Cambatutay, Western Samar; Irong-Irong, Western Samar; Maqueda Bay; Villareal Bay; Mandaon; Mariveles; Limay; Orion; Pilar, Bataan; Orani; Balanga; Samal, Bataan; Abucay; Matarinao Bay; Carigara Bay; Honda Bay; Puerto Princesa; Inner Malampaya Sound; Taytay
- The Manila Times