Red tide alert: Shellfish, ‘alamang’ from 5 areas not safe for consumption – BFAR
MANILA, Philippines — A red tide warning is still raised in five areas of the country and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said shellfish and acetes or “alamang” collected from these locations are “not safe for human consumption.”
The BFAR said the red tide alert is still up in Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol, San Pedro Bay in Samar, Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur, and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur.
In its official Facebook page advisory, the bureau said all types of shellfish collected from these areas remained positive for Paralytic Shellfish Poison, or toxic red tide beyond the regulatory limit.
#RedTidePHShellfish Bulletin No. 15Series of 202319 June 2023Shellfishes collected and tested from coastal waters…
The BFAR first detected red tide in the mentioned areas in May. Red tide occurs when there is a spike in harmful algae, creating toxins that are toxic to people and animals, according to the National Ocean Service of the United States.