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Red tide spreads to Zambales bay

- Ding Cervantes () - January 1, 2012 - 12:00am

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines  – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) reported yesterday that the month-old red tide plague in the waters of Bataan has already spread to Zambales.

“The waters of Bataan and Zambales are positive for paralytic shellfish poison beyond the regulatory limit,” BFAR said in an advisory.

BFAR said red tide has been confirmed in Masinloc Bay in Zambales as well as in the waters of Balanga City and the towns of Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Orani, Abucay and Samal, all in Bataan.

“All types of shellfish and Acetes sp or alamang gathered from these areas are not safe for human consumption,” BFAR said.

ABUCAY AND SAMAL ACETES BALANGA BALANGA CITY BATAAN AND ZAMBALES BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES LIMAY MARIVELES MASINLOC BAY ORANI ZAMBALES
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