Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Irong-irong and Silanga Bays in Western 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.
ALL TYPES OF SHELLFISH and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from these areas are NOT SAFE for human consumption.
Moreover, coastal waters of Bataan (Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Hermosa, Orani, Abucay and Samal); San Pedro Bay in Western Samar and Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar are now free of the toxic red tide.
BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES
Department of Agriculture