BFAR raises red tide alert in Sorsogon Bay | Inquirer News

BFAR raises red tide alert in Sorsogon Bay

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 02:11 PM June 26, 2021

LEGAZPI CITY — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Bicol on Saturday warned fisherfolks and residents in Sorsogon that the gathering, selling, and consumption of shellfish coming from Sorsogon Bay in Sorsogon is prohibited due to the high level of red tide toxin.

ADVERTISEMENT

Nonie Enolva, BFAR Bicol spokesperson, quoting the BFAR Shellfish Bulletin issued on Friday, said shellfish collected from Sorsogon Bay tested positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.

The bulletin said the shellfish ban does not include fish harvested from the said areas which are safe for consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly and their internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.

FEATURED STORIES

Enolva said the shellfish ban would stay until lifted.

/MUF
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: BFAR, red tide, Sorsogon, Sorsogon Bay
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter



© Copyright 1997-2022 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.