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Shellfish Bulletin No. 16
Series of 2019
9 September 2019

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, San Pedro, and Silanga Bays in Western Samar; Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City in Leyte are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.

All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas shown in the image (also listed below) are NOT SAFE for human consumption.

• Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan;
• Coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol;
• Irong-irong, San Pedro, and Silanga Bays in Western Samar;
• Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City in Leyte

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.

The following areas continue to be FREE from toxic red tides:
• Coastal waters of Cavite, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Navotas, Bulacan and Bataan (Mariveles, Liway, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Orani, Abucay and Samal) in Manila Bay
• Coastal waters of Bolinao, Anda, Alaminos, Sual and Wawa, Bani in Pangasinan
• Coastal waters of Pampanga
• Masinloc Bay in Zambales
• Coastal Waters of Milagros, Mindaon and Placer in Masbate
• Juag Lagoon, Matnog and Sorsogon Bay in Sorsogon
• Honda Bay in Puerto Princesa City
• Coastal waters of Inner Malampaya Sound, Taytay in Palawan
• Coastal waters of Gigantes Islands, Caries in Iloilo
• Coastal waters of Pilar, Panay, President Roxas and Roxas City in Capiz
• Sapian Bay (Ivisan and Sapian in Capiz; Mambuquiao and Camanci, Batan in Aklan)
• Altavas, Batan and New Washington in Batan Bay, Aklan
• Coastal waters of E.B. Magalona, Talisay City, Silay City, Bacolod City, Hinigaran and Victorias City in Negros Occidental
• Tambobo and Siit Bays, Siaton and Bais Bay, Bais City in Negros Oriental
• Coastal waters of Daram Island, Maqueda and Villareal Bays in Western Samar
• Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar
• Coastal waters of Leyte, Calubian, Carigara and San Pedro Bays in Leyte
• Coastal waters of Biliran Province
• Dumanquilas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur
• Tantanang Bay in Zamboanga Sibugay
• Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental
• Taguines Lagoon, Benoni, Mahinog in Camiguin Island
• Balite and Pujada Bays, Mati in Davao Oriental
• Coastal waters of Santa Maria in Davao Occidental
• Hinatuan and Bislig Bays in Surigao del Sur

Moreover, Cambatutay and Maqueda Bays in Western Samar and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur are now free of the toxic red tides.