Pinakamahabang pagpapatupad ng shellfish ban sa Bataan, naitala ng DA-BFAR sa lalawigan

admin   •   August 1, 2014   •   5851

FILE PHOTO: Ang pagtitinda ng talaba ang isa sa mga apektadong kabuhayan kapag nagkakaroon ng shellfish ban na bunga ng red tide sa isang baybayin. (UNTV News)

FILE PHOTO: Ang pagtitinda ng talaba ang isa sa mga apektadong kabuhayan kapag nagkakaroon ng shellfish ban na bunga ng red tide sa isang baybayin. (UNTV News)

BATAAN, Philippines — Hanggang ngayon ay nananatili pa rin ang ipinatutupad na shellfish ban ng BFAR sa buong lalawigan ng Bataan.

Umabot na ito sa walong buwan nitong buwan ng Hulyo at tinatayang tatagal ito.

Ayon sa BFAR, limang buwan ang pinakamatagal na panahaon nang ipinatupad ang shellfish ban ngunit ngayon lang ito nangyari na umabot sa walong buwan.

Ayon sa pagsusuri ng BFAR, positibo pa rin sa red tide toxin ang mga baybayin ng walong bayan ng Bataan na kinabibilangan ng Mariveles, Limay, Pilar, Orion, Orani, Balanga, Samal at Abucay.

Dahil dito bawal ibenta at kainin ang mga shellfish, gaya ng mga tahong, talaba at alamang.

Ipinahayag ng BFAR, kilalang pinakamasarap na tahong sa buong bansa ang galing dito sa Bataan dahil sa malinis na daloy ng dagat ngunit dahil sa shellfish ban ay hindi na ito naiaangkat sa ibang lugar.

Sa kabila ng pagbibigay babala at abiso ng lokal na pamahalaan sa buong lalawigan upang iparating na may shellfish ban pa rin sa lalawigan, sa pag-iikot ng UNTV News Team sa palengke ng Samal, may ilan pa rin sa mga tindera ang nagtitinda ng talaba.

Ayon sa tindera na tumangging humarap sa camera, nanggaling umano ang mga tinitinda nitong talaba sa lalawigan ng Bulacan.

May mga nakikita rin ang lokal na pamahalaan na nagtitinda ng mga shellfish sa mga palengke.

Dipensa ng mga nagtitinda, wala naman silang ibang pinagkukunan ng pagkakakitaan kundi sa pagbebenta ng mga ito.

Ayon naman sa Bataan government, sa unang talong buwang shellfish ban sa lalawigan ay mga tulong na ibinibigay ito sa mga residente upang may pagkakitaan tulad ng pagbibigay ng lambat na pwedeng manghuli na lamang ng mga isda. ( JOSHUA ANTONIO / UNTV News)

BFAR warns of shellfish poisoning in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

Marje Pelayo   •   August 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warns residents in coastal towns of Visayas and Mindanao about the high toxicity levels in shellfish. 

Based on the latest laboratory results of BFAR and the local government units (LGUs), shellfish collected from coastal waters of the following areas are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit:

  • Bohol
    • Dauis
    • Tagbilaran City
  • Negros Oriental
    • Tambobo Bay
    • Siaton 
    • Bais Bay
    • Bais City 
  • Leyte
    • Cancabato Bay
    • Tacloban City 
  • Davao Oriental
    • Balite Bay
    • Mati City
  • Surigao del Sur
    • Lianga Bay

The agency reminds residents that “all types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from these areas are not safe for human consumption.”

Some coastal waters across PH positive of red tide toxin

Marje Pelayo   •   December 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Several coastal areas across the country have waters positive of red tide toxin.

These include the coastal waters of Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Hermosa, Orani, Abucay and Samal.

In Palawan, the Puerto Princesa Bay shows positive signs of the toxin.

Red tide toxin is also present in the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran in Bohol; in Irong-Irong, San Pedro and in Silang, Western Samar; in Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City in Leyte as well as in Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur.

The Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar is also not safe from the toxin.

According to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), eating any kind of shellfish and anchovies from these areas is temporarily banned.

However, other seafoods like fish, squid, shrimp and crabs from these areas can still be consumed provided that they are properly cooked with the inner organs and gills removed. – MNP (with details from Rey Pelayo)

BFAR: Red tide alert raised in Puerto Princesa, other areas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 17, 2019

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has raised a “red tide” warning in several parts of the country due to reported paralytic shellfish poisoning.

Based on the laboratory results of BFAR, shellfishes collected from the following areas are positive of paralytic shellfish poison:

  1. Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
  2. Coastal Waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City, Bohol
  3. Irong-Irong, San Pedro and Silanga Bays in Western Samar
  4. Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City, Leyte

According to BFAR all types of shellfish gathered in the said areas are not safe to eat.

However, other seafoods like fish, squid, shrimp, and crab are safe for consumption provided they are fresh and were thoroughly cleaned before cooking.—AAC

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