Red tide alert up in 4 Samar bays
Ricky Bautista (The Philippine Star) - November 24, 2015 - 9:00am

CATBALOGAN CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) yesterday imposed a shellfish ban in four Samar bays that tested positive for algae, which produces the red tide toxin.

Shellfish harvested from the Irong-Irong, Cambatutay, Maqueda and Villareal bays are not safe for human consumption, the BFAR said.

The water in these areas tested positive for pyrodinium bahamense, a micro-organism that causes poisoning when ingested.            

BAYS BFAR BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES CAMBATUTAY IRONG IRONG-IRONG MAQUEDA AND VILLAREAL NBSP POSITIVE SAMAR SHELLFISH
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