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Guv lifts red tide
shellfish warning
BY KEITH BRANDON CARI-AN

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. lifted the public warning on harvesting, selling and consuming shellfish in the cities of Bacolod, Cadiz Silay, Victorias and EB Magalona, in a seafood safety bulletin released yesterday.

The bulletin said that, although the seawater samples collected from the coastal waters of the cities and municipality still contain they algal species that causes red tide, the shellfish samples collected contained toxins below the regulatory limit.

The seawater samples were tested by the Provincial Bio-Toxin Testing Center of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, and the shellfish meat samples were tested in the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Central Office. The samples were sent to BFAR last Tuesday.

The Provincial Marine Bio-Toxin Testing Center and the concerned LGUs, in collaboration with BFAR, will continue monitoring the coastal waters in the province for public health safety, the bulletin said.*KBC

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