Skip The Tahong For Now: BFAR Declares Areas Positive For Shellfish Poisoning

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According to a report from ABS-CBN, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) declared some areas positive for shellfish poisoning. Laboratory results dated January 31 identified shellfishes collected at the following areas (including alamang) are not declared safe:

  • 1 Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar
  • 2 Cancabato Bay in Tacloban City, Leyte
  • 3 Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur
  • 4 Coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City, Bohol
  • 5 Puerto Princesa Bay in Palawan
  • 6 Coastal waters of Pampanga
  • 7 Coastal waters of Bataan namely:
  • Mariveles
  • Limay
  • Orion
  • Pilar
  • Balanga
  • Orani
  • Abucay
  • Samal

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