BFAR issues toxic red tide warning in eight areas

By GMA Integrated News

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources on Wednesday released a toxic red tide alert for eight areas in the country.

In a Shellfish Bulletin released by BFAR, shellfish collected in the following areas have tested positive for Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) or toxic red tide beyond the regulatory limit.

"All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas shown above are NOT SAFE for human consumption," the agency said. 

Fresh fish, squids, shrimps and crabs that have been thoroughly washed and internal organs removed, meanwhile, have been cleared for eating. —Jiselle Anne Casucian/ VAL, GMA Integrated News