Red Tide Causes Shellfish Ban in Eastern Samar

I just read an article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s website about the imposition of Shellfish ban in Eastern Samar. Apparently, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) prohibit gathering, eating, and selling shellfish from Matarinao Bay. It appears that toxic red tide organisms have been discovered in water samples collected from the bay. According to the … [Read more...]