Close  

BFAR: 8 areas test positive for paralytic shellfish poison

By: - Reporter / @JhoannaBINQ
/ 02:36 PM January 16, 2018

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) confirmed on Tuesday that shellfish from eight areas in the country have tested positive for paralytic shellfish poison.

In an advisory, BFAR warned residents in the areas against eating shellfish from the following areas:

ADVERTISEMENT

  • Irong-Irong Bay in Western Samar
  • Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar
  • Coastal waters of Leyte
  • Carigara Bay in Leyte
  • Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur
  • Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
  • Coastal waters of Mandaon in Masbate
  • Coastal waters of Bataan in the towns of Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Orani, Abucay and Samal

BFAR said that shellfish caught from the areas are not fit for human consumption, Radyo Inquirer reported. The agency called on residents not to catch, sell, buy, and eat seafood from these areas as it may contain harmful toxins.

Fish, squids, shrimps, and crabs caught from these waters can be consumed, BFAR said, but should be washed and cleaned thoroughly before cooking.

FEATURED STORIES

Meanwhile, the BFAR said that the Maqueda and Villareal Bays in Western Samar were already free from toxic red tides. /je

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

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: aquatic, BFAR, fishery, paralytic shellfish poison, positive
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 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.