OPA counter-checks 'red tide' in Capiz
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The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) counter-checks suspected paralytic shellfish poisoning or red tide victims in Capiz, a senior aquaculturist said. The Provincial Health Office advised families of suspected red tide victims to send them the remaining food. But if that sample is unavailable, water and meat samples from strategically located sampling stations in the coastal parts of Capiz are collected, depending on where the victim bought the food, said Audie Belargo of the OPA. Sampling areas are considered the representative of the whole coastal waters of the municipality it is located, Belargo said. Three criteria in establishing sampling areas are water circulation, water current, and if it is a shellfish growing area.
Mijares, R. J. (2015, November 21). OPA counter-checks 'red tide' in Capiz. Panay News, p. 6.
- Panay News