Red tide warning raised in 2 Surigao del Sur towns

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BUTUAN CITY—The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Caraga region has issued a warning against the gathering, selling and eating of shellfish along the coastal area of Hinatuan and Lianga towns of Surigao del Sur where the red tide toxin has been detected.

Visa-Tan Dimerin, regional director of BFAR Caraga, said a laboratory examination by BFAR on water samples from the village of Baculin, Hinatuan town detected the presence of Pyrodinium bahamense var. compressum, a toxic microorganism that creates paralytic shellfish poison.

Dimerin said the BFAR issued the warning while still awaiting results of confirmatory tests on shellfish samples from the National Fish…

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