BFAR closely monitors red tide in Capiz

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ILOILO CITY: The toxic red tide in the waters off Capiz province is present but is waning, with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) closely monitoring the situation for more than a month. This was revealed by BFAR Administrator Asis Perez while in this city for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum over the weekend. BFAR has issued an advisory dated August 29, 2015 showing that Sapian Bay in the province is positive of paralytic shellfish poison and advised a stop to the gathering and harvesting of shellfish and other crustaceans. Found positive for red tide are the coastal areas of Sapian and Ivisan in Capiz and that of Batan of the province of Aklan. The ban is only temporary and usually lasts not more than three months until time the red tide toxins are dissipated.

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