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Shellfish in Bolinao, Anda still unsafe

DAGUPAN CITY – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced that shellfishes grown in the waters of Bolinao and Anda, Pangasinan are still not safe for human consumption.

Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Bolinao and Anda in Pangasinan are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.

It is said in Shellfish Bulletin No. 16, series of 2017 dated 10 May 2017 signed by BFAR National Director Eduardo Gongona.

Therefore it is prohibited to gather, harvest, transport and eat shellfishes from the two Pangasinan towns.

Meanwhile, Emma Molina, city agriculture officer of Dagupan, still on alert and vigilant in monitoring the entry of shellfishes from Bolinao and Anda. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)