4 provinces still on red tide alert
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Shellfish from the waters of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Misamis Occidental and Masbate remain positive for red tide toxins, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said yesterday. In its Shellfish Bulletin No. 23, BFAR said shellfish harvested from the Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur, Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental, and the coastal waters of Milagros town in Masbate are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison “beyond the regulatory limit.” BFAR said all types of shellfish and Acetes sp. (alamang) gathered from these areas are not safe from consumption.
Valencia, C. (2012, October 4). 4 provinces still on red tide alert. The Philippine Star, p. A-24.
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