'Red Tide' still affects Visayas Bay - BFAR
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned against consumption of shellfish collected in coastal areas which are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) based on the latest laboratory results the bureau conducted. According to a BFAR shellfish bulletin, the areas affected are the coastal waters of Daram Island, Irong-Irong Bay, Maqueda Bay and Villareal Bay in Western Samar; Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Carigara Bay in Leyte; Inner Malampaya Sound, Taytay and Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan and the coastal waters of Mandaon in Masbate. Eduardo Gongona, BFAR undersecretary for fisheries, said people should be warned not to harvest, sell, buy or eat shellfish carrying PSP beyond the regulatory limit.
Domingp, L. C. (2017, November 14). ‘Red tide’ still affects Visayas bays – BFAR. The Manila Times, p. A7.
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