EV’s two coastal waters now negative of red tide

  • March 20, 2017
  • Consuelo B. Alarcon

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 20(PIA) -Two coastal waters in Eastern Visayas are declared negative for paralytic shellfish poison by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

 

BFAR advisory no. 11 and 12 series of 2017 dated March 16, 2017, disclosed that Matarinao bay in Eastern Samar and the coastal waters of Leyte, Leyte are now free from red tide microorganisms.

 

BFAR’s declaration was based on the results of the red tide monitoring activities of the agency and the local government units concerned that were obtained from three (3) consecutive weeks of sampling in said areas.

 

With this development, the public is being informed that shellfish samples gathered from said areas are now safe for human consumption and can be eaten.

 

To date, two coastal waters in Eastern Visayas remained  positive for paralytic shellfish poison popularly known as red tide toxin.

 

Shellfish Bulletin No. 10 series of 2017 signed by BFAR Undersecretary for Fisheries Eduardo B. Gongona revealed that shellfishes collected from the coastal waters of Daram Island and Irong-Irong Bay, both in Samar are still positive for red tide toxin that is beyond the regulatory limit. However, monitoring continues in all coastal waters to ensure public’s health and protect the shellfish industry.(ajc/cba/PIA8)


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