Five coastal areas remain red tide-free

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office said five coastal areas in Pangasinan remain red tide-free.

Shellfish Bulletin No. 20 issued on July 28, 2018 said “shrimps, crabs and seashells like mussels and oysters gathered from the coastal areas from Alaminos City, Bani, Bolinao, Anda and Sual are free from toxic red tide and are safe for human consumption.”

BFAR Region 1 Director Lilibeth Signey, however, advised that as a precautionary measure, concerned local government units (LGUs) should require their market inspectors, quarantine officers, administrators to demand the presentation from traders their Auxiliary Invoice from the point of origin or Local Transport Permit issued by BFAR for all fish and fishery products including seashells unloaded and marketed to ensure that it did not come from areas positive of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. (With report from EFG)

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