Red tide warning up in 11 areas | Inquirer News
Close  

Red tide warning up in 11 areas

/ 05:10 AM June 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has prohibited the sale and consumption of shellfish from 11 areas all over the country due to the surge of red tide toxins.

The infested bays included the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Tambobo Bay, Siaton, in Negros Oriental; Daram Island, Cambatutay and Irong-irong bays in Western Samar; Calubian and Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City, in Leyte; Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte; Balete Bay, Mati City, in Davao Oriental; and Lianga and Bislig bays in Surigao del Sur.

ADVERTISEMENT

The term “red tide” is used to describe algal blooms where the water is discolored by a high concentration of toxic and nontoxic algae.

The discoloration may also appear yellow, brown, green or blue depending on the algae involved.

FEATURED STORIES

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: algae blooms, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), red tide
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.