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Marine products from 4 P’sinan areas safe for consumption

Eva Visperas (The Philippine Star) - December 15, 2013 - 12:00am

DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines – Fish and seashells harvested from the four coastal areas in Pangasinan are free from red tide toxin and are safe for human consumption, according to a latest advisory from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Based of BFAR’s Shellfish Bulletin No. 29 issued on Dec. 11, laboratory analyses conducted on fish, squids, shrimps, crabs and seashells such as mussels and oysters taken from the waters of Bolinao, Anda, Alaminos City and Wawa in Bani, showed no presence of algae that produces red tide toxin.

BFAR regional director Nestor Domenden however, said that as precautionary measure, the local government units were told to require market inspectors, quarantine officers, administrators to demand clearance for fish and seashells transported to their area from other provinces and municipalities.

Domenden said the measure was meant to ensure that fish and shellfish brought to their markets did not come from areas found positive of red tide toxin.             

ALAMINOS CITY AND WAWA BFAR BOLINAO BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES DOMENDEN FISH NESTOR DOMENDEN PANGASINAN RED SHELLFISH BULLETIN NO
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