By Mike Crismundo
BUTUAN CITY – The regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Northeastern Mindanao on Monday confirmed that shellfish from Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur province still tested positive for paralytic shellfish poison.
With this development, the state agency said all kinds of shellfish in LIanga Bay should not be harvested, sold, or eaten.
Based on the latest laboratory results, shellfishes collected at the bay are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
However, fish, squid, shrimps and crabs are safe for human consumption provided these are fresh and washed thoroughly and internal organs are removed before cooking.
It added that Hinatuan and Bislig Bays are free from the red tide toxin.