BFAR Declares Seafood From Surigao Del Sur Safe

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
13 October 2011, at 1:00am

PHILIPPINES - The latest shellfish bulletin released by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) declared all edible sea products from Surigao del Sur safe and negative from Red Tide Toxin.

Produced from the municipalities of Hinatuan, Bislig and Lianga in Surigao del Sur, these sea products are sold in major markets in Agusan del Sur particularly in the municipalities of San Francisco, Trento and the city of Bayugan.

The Red Tide Toxin came from large concentration of different kinds of algae and other organisms from the ocean that bring toxic elements and contaminate sea foods and other shells that inhabit in the sea.

People who eat the contaminated shells and other sea products will suffer paralytic shellfish poisoning which can eventually cause death.