2 Pangasinan coastal towns test positive for red tide

May 02, 2019

DAGUPAN CITY - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) advised the public against eating shellfish from the coastal waters in the towns of Bolinao and Anda as shellfish samples collected from these areas proved positive for red tide toxin.

BFAR regional director Lilibeth Signey said the paralytic shellfish poison toxin level in samples collected from the two areas ranges from 108-117 ugSTXeq/100g of shellfish meat.

To avoid paralytic shellfish poisoning, the public is advised to refrain from eating, gathering or harvesting, transporting and marketing shellfish such as oysters, mussels and “alamang” (acetes shrimps) from the two towns until such time that the shellfish toxicity level has gone down below the regulatory limit.

Christian Supnad