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Coastal Bataan waters not yet clear of red tide

Jan 24, 2022 @ 13:59
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Coastal waters of Bataan province spanning nine towns are not yet clear of red tide, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Central Luzon said in a report on Thursday.

Based on Shellfish Bulletin 1 S. 2020, BFAR-Central Luzon noted that shellfish samples collected from Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Abucay, Balanga City, Pilar, Orion, Limay, and Mariveles, tested positive of the red tide toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning.

The agency advised the public to refrain from gathering or harvesting, transporting, marketing or selling shellfish and Acetes spp (“alamang”) from the province until the toxicity level has gone below the regulatory limit.

“Meanwhile, fish harvested from this area are safe provided that they are fresh, thoroughly washed and internal organs are removed,” BFAR said in the advisory.

A shellfish ban in the Bataan towns has been in effect since November 6.

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