TACLOBAN CITY-The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and concerned local government units here in he region on Friday (Feb.28), raised a red tide alert in four bay areas in the region, following on their latest laboratory results.
The areas include Cancabato Bay – Tacloban City; Irong-irong Bay- Catbalogan, Samar; Carigara Bay- Carigara, Capoocan, San Miguel, Barugo, Babatngon; San Pedro Bay – Basey, Marabut and Samar area.
“Shellfishes collected from the following areas are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit,” the BFAR in the region said.
The agency also issued a Local Shellfish Advisory for Matarinao Bay (General MacArthur, Hernani, Quinapondan and Salcedo in Eastern Samar) “as a precautionary advice to the public to refrain from gathering, selling and eating all types of shellfishes and Acetes sp. or Alamang from the said area/s to avoid possible shellfish poisoning.” (RONALD O. REYES)