Red tide-stained shells sold in city
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BFAR-6 sought IPPO's assistance after it received reports of shellfish from red tide-infested areas being sold in Iloilo City markets. Senior Supt. Roderick Augustus Alba, provincial director, Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) issued a directive to police stations to assist fishery law enforcers in monitoring and setting up checkpoint in their areas of responsibility to prevent entry of shellfish, particularly oysters contaminated with red tide, in Iloilo City. Carlito Delfin, assistant regional director of BFAR-6, said the agency is in the process of creating a committee that will monitor and test shellfish in Iloilo City markets to ensure its safe to eat.
De Los Santos, M. A. (2016, January 29). The Daily Guardian, pp. 1, 7.
Red tides; Shellfish; Biological poisons; Marketing; Fishery regulations; Food consumption; Paralytic shellfish poisoning; Discoloured water; Water colour; Algal blooms; Data; Economics; Trade; Public health; Acetes sp.; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)- Region VI; Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO); Alba, Roderick Augustus; Delfin, Carlito; Vicente, Vicente O.
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