THE BUREAU of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned consumers against eating shellfish harvested from three areas due to red tide contamination.

The BFAR said that shellfish from Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur; and Balite Bay, Mati City in Davao Oriental are not safe for human consumption for the duration of the red tide.

“All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas are not safe for human consumption. Fish, squid, shrimp, and crab are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking,” the BFAR said. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave