Shellfish Bulletin Series of 2020 – 15 January 2020 – WARNING –
Shellfish Bulletin: WARNING from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) by January 15, 2020.
Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Coastal waters of Bataan (Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Hermosa, Orani, Abucay and Samal); Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City In Palawan; Coastal waters of Dauls and Tagbilaran City In Bohol; Irong-lrong, San Pedro, and Silanga Bays in Western Samar; Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City In Leyte; and Lianga Bay In Surigao del Sur are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
Shellfish Bulletin Map – Unsafe Regions
All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the shown above are NOT SAFE for human consumption. Fish, squids, shrimps and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly. All internal organs such as gills and intestines MUST be removed before cooking.
FREE from toxic red tides are: coastal waters of Cavite, Las Pinas, Paranaque, Navotas and Bulacan in Manila Bay; coastal waters of Belinao, Anda, Alaminos, Sual and Wawa, Bani in Pangasinan; coastal waters of Pampanga; Maslnloc Bay in Zambales; coastal waters of Milagros, Mandaon and Placer in Masbate; Juag Lagoon, Matnog and Sorsogon Bay in Sorsogon; Honda Bay In Puerto Princesa City and coastal waters of Inner Malampaya Sound, Taytay In Palawan; coastal waters of Gigantes Islands, Cartes In Iloilo; coastal waters of Pilar, Panay, President Roxas and Roxas City in Capiz; Sapian Bay (Ivisan and Sapian in Capiz; Mambuqulao and Camanci, Batan in Aklan); Altavas, Satan and New Washington In Satan Bay, Aldan; coastal waters of E.B. Magalona, Tallsay City, Silay City, Bacolod City, Hinlgaran and Victorias City in Negros Occidental; Tambobo and Slit Bays, Slaton and Bals Bay, Bals City in Negros Oriental; coastal waters of Daram Island, Cambatutay, Maqueda and Villareal Bays in Western Samar; coastal waters of Leyte, Calubian, Carigara and San Pedro Bays In Leyte; coastal waters of Miran Province; DumanquIllas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; Tantanang Bay in Zamboanga Sibugay; Murcielagos Bay In Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental; Tagulnes Lagoon, Benoni, Mahinog in Camiguin Island; Balite and Pujada Bays, mati in Davao Oriental; coastal waters of Santa Maria In Davao Occidental; and Itinatuan and Bislig Bays in Surigao del Sur.
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