Pangasinan waters still red tide-free, says BFAR
THE coastal waters of Pangasinan, particularly in Alaminos City, Bani, Bolinao, Anda, and Sual, are still free from paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), commonly known as toxic red tide.
This means that all types of shellfish and ‘alamang’ from the Western part of the province are still safe for consumption.
This was confirmed by the regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
Regional Director Rosario Gaerlan, said the results of the water samples taken in the five coastal areas revealed to be safe, compared to coastal waters in parts of Visayas and Mindanao.
Gaerlan, however, urged LGUs to order their market inspectors to require traders to present Auxiliary Invoices issued by the local governments of their points of origin or a Local Transport Permit issued by the BFAR.
So far, the coastal waters of Pangasinan have been free of red tide since January. (Ahikam Pasion)
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