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Red tide alert up in Samar bay

Eva Visperas (The Philippine Star) - June 18, 2014 - 12:00am

DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines – Irong-Irong Bay in Western Samar is now positive for the red tide toxin, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

The red tide alert is still raised in the coastal waters of Balanga City and the towns of Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Orani, Abucay and Samal, all in Bataan, and Mandaon town in Masbate.

In Shellfish Bulletin No. 14 dated June 14, BFAR said all types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from these areas are not safe for human consumption. 

It said fish, squids, shrimps and crabs are safe to eat if they are fresh and washed thoroughly and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.        

ABUCAY AND SAMAL ACETES BALANGA CITY BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES IN SHELLFISH BULLETIN NO IRONG-IRONG BAY LIMAY MANDAON MARIVELES WESTERN SAMAR
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