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No toxic 'red tide' in Central Luzon - BFAR

No ‘Red Tide’ in Central Luzon


THE provinces of Bulacan, Zambales and Bataan remain free from toxic red tides, according to the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).


“The coastal waters of Bulacan in Manila Bay; Masinloc Bay in Zambales and coastal waters of Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Orani, Abucay and Samal in Bataan remain free of the toxic red tide,” the BFAR Shellfish Bulletin No. 20 dated August 7, 2013 reported.


The agency said shellfish from the mentioned areas are safe for human consumption.


Based on the latest laboratory results, shellfishes collected at Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur, Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental; and Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; and Cambatutay and Irong-Irong Bays and Coastal Waters of Calbayog City in Western Samar; Balite Bay, Mati Davao Oriental and coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.


In Central Luzon, red tide has not been observed.

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