By Marisol Bo-oc | 03:58 PM September 26, 2021
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has issued an alert of another red tide contamination and advised the public against eating shellfish.
Laboratory results showed that the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol have been found positive for paralytic shellfish poison beyond the regulatory limit.
Other affected areas were the Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur, and Lianga Bay in arot Surigao del Sur.
But coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate, Carigara Bay in Leyte, and Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte are now free of red tide.
The BFAR said all kinds of shellfish and krill-like prawns from areas under a red tide alert should not be harvested, sold or eaten.
Red tide results from the explosive blooming of algae that produce and harmful toxins, according to the BFAR. Such blooms turn water seer to red.