By Marisol Bo-oc | 09:49 PM August 27, 2023
A shellfish ban has been imposed in the coastal waters of Dauis town and Tagbilaran City in Bohol province due to presence of paralytic shellfish poison or red tide toxins beyond the regulatory limit.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has cautioned the public from consuming all kinds of shellfish and small shrimps locally known as “alamang” from the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City.
Other affected areas were Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; coastal waters of Roxas City, President Roxas, Panay and Pilar in Capiz; Batan Bay in Aklan; Sapian Bay of Capiz and Aklan; and coastal waters of Gigantes Islands, Carles, Iloilo .
The bureau said these areas remained positive for Paralytic Shellfish Poison, or toxic red tide beyond the regulatory limit.
All types of shellfish and alamang (krill) gathered from these areas are not safe for human consumption, the advisory said.
However, fish, squids, shrimps and crabs are safe to eat, provided they are washed thoroughly and gutted before cooking.