June 4, 2023

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Masbate included in Red Tide warning, aside Sorsogon Bay

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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) also included Milagros, Masbate in its warning of Red Tide presence in Sorsogon Bay.

Earlier, BFAR had warned people not to eat shellfish from certain bodies of water in Sorsogon and Masbate. Toxic red tides have been found in these areas.

In an online public announcement on Thursday, October 6, 2022, the BFAR Region Office V said “all forms of shellfish and Acetes or “alamang” from the following locations are dangerous for human consumption and should not be collected, sold, purchased, or eaten.

BFAR said people can eat fish, squid, shrimp, and crabs as long as they are fresh, well-washed, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.

BFAR and Local Government Units are monitoring the said areas to protect public health and the shellfish industry.