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Red tide reaches Biliran

Tacloban City – The red tide contamination in Eastern Visayas has spread  to the waters of  Biliran province.

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Director Juan Albaladejo  said  that  the latest laboratory tests confirm the presence of the red tide toxin in coastal waters of Naval, Biliran.

MB FILE - Biliran Map (Photo courtesy of Google Map) / MB.COM.PH

MB FILE – Biliran Map (Photo courtesy of Google Map) / MB.COM.PH

Albaladejo said   samples  from Naval showed  that the shellfish toxicity level was above the acceptable limit.

Red tide renders all types of shellfish and acetes species or alamang  unsafe for human consumption.

Red tide has contaminated several bays in Eastern Visayas for the past several weeks.

Albaladejo said the infested areas include Carigara Bay in Leyte, Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar, Irong-irong and Cambatutay Bays in Samar and the coastal waters of  Leyte, Leyte.