BFAR: No red tide in Zambales; shellfish, other seafood safe for consumption
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced on Tuesday (Jan. 25) that all kinds of shellfish, alamang (shrimp fry), and other seafood gathered from the coastal waters of this province remained safe for human consumption.
In its latest advisory, the BFAR said no harmful red tide toxins were detected in samples taken from the province’s Masinloc Bay.
The bay area of Masinloc town is regularly inspected by the agency to determine the presence of toxic microorganisms that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.
The coastal waters of the neighboring provinces of Bataan and Pampanga also remained free of red tide toxins, BFAR said.
According to BFAR, fish, squid, shrimp, and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.
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