MANILA—The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has identified several coastal areas in the country that tested positive for red tide.
The public has been advised "not to harvest, not to sell, not to buy, and not to eat" shellfish from the following areas:
- San Pedro Bay
- Cambatutay Bay
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- coastal waters of Dauis
- coastal waters of Tagbilaran City
"All types of shellfish or alamang gathered from the areas shown above are not safe for human consumption," BFAR director Eduardo Gongona said in a statement released Wednesday.
"Fish, squids, shrimps, and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking."