By J. Jala | 06:25 PM December 29, 2021

A shellfish ban has been imposed in the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City.

In shellfish bulletin 36 dated Dec. 29 the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said shellfish collected in the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol, remain positive for paralytic shellfish poison or red tide toxins beyond the regulatory limit.

Also under red tide alert are coastal waters of Bataan (Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Hermosa, Orani, Abucay and Samal); coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate; coastal waters of Leyte, and Carigara Bay in Leyte; coastal waters of Guiuan, and Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; Litalit Bay, San Benito in Surigao del Norte; and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur are still positive for Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) or toxic red tide that is beyond the regulatory limit. Moreover, San Pedro Bay in Samar; Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City in Leyte; and coastal waters of Biliran Island are now positive for the red tide toxin.

All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas shown above 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.

By Bohol Island News

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