Pangasinan shellfish declared free from red tide
By Venus H. Sarmiento
Pangasinan (24 February) -- Shellfishes in Pangasinan shores continue to be free from toxic red tide, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
BFAR Regional Director Nestor Domenden said results of the laboratory analyses. conducted by his office and local government units show that shrimps, crabs and seashells like mussels and oysters gathered from coastal waters of Bolinao, Anda, Alaminos and Wawa, Bani all in Pangasinan continue to be free from toxic red tides and are safe for human consumption.
Shellfish Bulletin No. 04 dated February 16 states that other coastal waters free from toxic red tide include: Cavite, Las Pinas, Paranaque, Navotas, Bulacan and Bataan in Manila Bay; Masinloc Bay in Zambales; Milagros and Mandaon in Masbate; Inner Malampaya in Taytay and Honda Bay in Palawan; Pilar, President Roxas, Pontevedra, Panay, Roxas City Ivisan and Sapian in Capiz; Pontevedra in Negros Occidental; Irong?irong, Maqueda and Villareal in Samar; Ormoc, San Pedro, Cancabato and Sarigara Bays in Leyte, Biliran waters in Biliran province; Hinatuan and Lianga Bays in Surigao del Sur, Balite Bay in Davao Oriental; Kabasalan in Sibuguey Bay, Zamboanga Sibugay; and Juag Lagoon in Sorsogon.
But the same bulletin warns the public that shellfishes collected at Dumaguiles Bay in Zamboanga del Sur, Sorsogon Bay, Sorsogon; Bislig Bay in Surigao del Sur and Murcialagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit. (PIA-Pangasinan) [top]