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Red tide warning up in 9 areas

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PHILSTAR/MICHAEL VARCAS

NINE AREAS remain positive for shellfish poisoning, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said in its latest laboratory results. The areas where the red tide alert is up are: Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan; San Pedro, Maqueda, Irong-irong, Silanga and Cambatutay Bays in Western Samar; Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur; and coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol. “All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas are not safe for human consumption. Fish, squids, shrimps, and crabs 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,” BFAR said. — Vincent Mariel P. Galang

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