June 11, 2021

Coastal waters in seven provinces have been proven to be infested with red tide

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said on Friday that red tide has been detected in seven provinces’ coastal zones.

According to the most recent findings, the toxin that causes red tide, paralytic shellfish poison (PSP), is beyond the regulation limit.

The coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Tambobo Bay, Siaton in Negros Oriental; Daram Island, and Zumarraga, Cambututay, Irong-irong, San Pedro, Maqueda, and Villareal Bays in Western Samar; Calubian, Carigara, and Ormoc Bays, and Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City, Leyte; Balite Bay, Mati Bay in

The study included a warning that all kinds of shellfish and “alamang” (small shrimp) collected from the affected regions are dangerous to eat.

Fish, squids, ordinary shrimp, and crabs are all fine to consume if they’re fresh and fully cleaned.

Before cooking, internal organs like as the gills and intestines must be removed.

Consumption of shellfish items contaminated with red tide might result in mortality. Tingling of the lips and tongue are early signs of paralytic shellfish poisoning, which might appear minutes after eating deadly shellfish or take an hour or two to appear.

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