BFAR BANS SHELLFISH FROM MASBATE FOR RED TIDE

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PILI, Camarines Sur: The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Bicol regional office has forbidden the harvesting, selling, buying and eating of shellfish species from the waters of Milagros, Masbate, specifically the Asid Gulf. The BFAR Bicol-based on Friday said that it has imposed in the area the ban on shellfishes like tahong (green mussel), clams and oyster after the municipal waters covered by Asid Gulf was seen positive to red tide-causing organisms. Asid Gulf is the primary fishing ground off the western coastlines of Masbate province and considered the biggest source of marine products marketed in the province and in as far as Metro Manila.

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