Red Tide Toxin Still Present in Seafood

1 March 2012, at 12:00am

PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is continuing to warn residents not to eat shellfish gathered near Murcielagos Bay due to the presence of red tide toxin.

BFAR found out that the shellfish gathered from the bay, located between Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Norte, still tested positive for the red tide toxin.

It is possible that this condition is caused by chemical waste from the mountains that pour into the sea disturbing the micro-organism at the sea-bed resulting in the contamination of the shellfish and other sea products, BFAR said.

The particular areas where the red tide alert has been sounded are those in the coastal areas of Calamba, Baliangao, Sapang-Dalaga, all of Misamis Occidental and Rizal in Zamboanga del Norte.