By Marisol Bo-oc | 11:25 PM December 02, 2021
The coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison or toxic “red tide,” the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) reported on Thursday, December 02, 2021.
As such, all types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas are not safe for human consumption.
“Fish, squids, shrimps and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking,” the BFAR through Shellfish Bulletin No. 33 dated Dec. 2, 2021 read.
Other areas that affected from toxic red tide are: coastal waters of Bataan (Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Hermosa, Orani, Abucay and Samal); coastal waters of Guiuan, and Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; coastal waters of Baroy in Lanao del Norte; and Lianga BAy in Surigao del Sur.
Moreover, Carigara Bay in Leyte, and Litalit Bay, San Benito in Surigao del Norte are now positive for the red tide toxin.