BFAR ISSUES BAN ON CAGAYAN S DEADLY GOBY FISH

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) here has reiterated a memorandum order on the permanent ban on gathering, marketing and consumption of certain species of goby fish locally known as “bunog.” The reminder came after a nine year old girl died and five other family members from the village of Minanga in Buguey town were hospitalized after eating the fish. Medical experts said symptoms of poisoning are “numbness around the lips and tongue, dizziness, excessive sweating, motor paralysis, motor incoordination, respiratory distress, drop in blood pressure, mental faculties impairment, and respiratory paralysis.”

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