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Shellfish ban lifted in Bataan

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  • Perla E.
  • 7 years ago

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has lifted the shellfish ban in Bataan after laboratory tests showed that all kinds of shellfish in eight coastal towns in the province registered negative of the red tide poison, provincial agriculturist Imelda Inieto announced Wednesday.

“Pwede nang manguha, magbenta at kainin ang mga shellfish tulad ng tahong, talaba at iba pa,” she said. She added that even acetes or alamang that was included in the shellfish ban are now safe for consumption.

BFAR imposed the prohibition on the gathering, transporting and eating of shellfish in Bataan last November 2013 that it lifted August, 2014. The agency declared again the presence of the deadly red tide after two months on October 2014.

Affected were fishermen from the towns of Orani, Samal, Abucay, Pilar, Orion, Limay and Mariveles and the City of Balanga.

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