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Bataan execs meet on red tide menace

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  • Greg R.
  • 11 months ago

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) alerted residents on the shellfish ban in nine coastal towns of Hermosa, Samal, Orani, Abucay, Balanga City, Orion, Limay, Mariveles, and Pilar following the presence of paralytic shellfish poison due to red tide toxin.

The provincial government through the agriculture department met on Monday to determine the extent of red tide toxin and possible assistance to local fishermen affected by the phenomenon.

In November 2010, the red tide menace forced the provincial government of Bataan to declare a state of calamity in the coastal towns of Orani and Samal.

The paralytic shellfish poison had sent thousands of “tahong” gatherers in the province jobless.

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