BFAR warns against red tide contamination in shellfishes from Visayas and Masbate

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Shellfishes from several coastal areas in the country have tested positive for paralytic shellfish poison or red tide toxin.

These are in Daram Island and Irong-irong Bay in Western Samar; Gigantes Island in Carles, Iloilo; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; and the coastal waters of Milagros, Masbate.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) prohibits the catching and eating of shellfish anchovies from the said areas.

Meanwhile, fish, squids, shrimps, and crabs are safe to eat, provided they are washed thoroughly and internal organs are removed before cooking. – Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue

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