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Bataan coastal waters free from red tide

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A coastal town in Bataan. Photo by Ernie Esconde



B
ALANGA CITY — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources on Tuesday announced that the coastal waters of Bataan are now free from red tide and shellfish in the area are already safe for human consumption.

BFAR has lifted the temporary ban it issued last Oct.20, 2020 on the gathering or harvesting, selling, transporting and eating of shellfish like green mussels, oysters and halaan raised in Bataan.

The latest BFAR shellfish advisory advised the public that shellfish samples harvested from the coastal waters in the towns of Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Abucay, Pilar, Orion, Limay and Mariveles, and Balanga City are now negative of the red tide toxin.

Negative results for paralytic shellfish poison were taken from three consecutive weeks of sampling in the area.

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