BFAR raises red tide warning more than areas of Leyte, Samar islands


THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Assets (BFAR) has raised the purple tide warning more than pieces of Leyte and Samar and discouraged use of shellfish harvested from people waters.

The advisory addresses shellfish from Calubian and the municipality of Leyte in Leyte province, the province of Biliran Islands, Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and Cambatutay Bay, Western Samar.

In its 26th shellfish bulletin of 2020, the BFAR claimed crimson tide warnings stay raised over Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Hermosa, Orani, Abucay, and Samal, Bataan Honda and Puerto Princesa bays and Inner Malampaya Audio, Palawan Milagros, Masbate Dauis and Tagbilaran Metropolis, Bohol and Tambobo Bay, Negros Oriental.

Warnings are also up around Daram Island, Zumarraga, Irong-irong, San Pedro, Maqueda, and Villareal Bays, Western Samar Cancabato and Carigara Bays. Leyte Matarinao Bay, Japanese Samar Balite Bay, Davao Oriental Lianga Bay and Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur and Dumanquillas Bay, Zamboanga del Sur.

The BFAR also declared that Bislig Bay, Surigao del Sur to be clear of purple tide contamination.

The BFAR reported all sorts of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang harvested from the discovered locations are not protected for human intake.

Nonetheless, other marine species captured in the region can be eaten by individuals with appropriate managing.

“Fish, squid, shrimp, and crab are safe for human consumption offered that they are contemporary and washed comprehensively, and inside organs these kinds of as gills and intestines are taken off in advance of cooking,” the BFAR stated.

Pink tide occurs due to higher concentrations of algae in the h2o.

Ingesting contaminated shellfish can consequence in paralytic shellfish poisoning, which has an effect on the anxious procedure.

Frequent indications of paralytic shellfish poisoning consist of problems, dizziness, and nausea. Extreme cases might include things like muscular paralysis and respiratory problems. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave