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2 Davao areas added to Red tide alert areas

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THE COASTAL areas of Balite Bay in Mati City, Davao Oriental and Sta. Maria in Davao Occidental have been added to the areas under red tide warning, based on the latest laboratory results from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). In its April 4 bulleting, BFAR said these two areas have high contents of red tide toxins and all types of shellfish and Acetes sp., locally known as alamang are not fit for human consumption. The three areas under red tide alert in the previous bulletin also remain positive for the paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond regulatory limit. These are: Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur, San Pedro Bay in Western Samar, and the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol. Fish, squid, shrimps and crabs from these areas “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,” BFAR said. — Carmelito Q. Francisco

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