BFAR: Seafood in Cebu free from red tide

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Central Visayas (BFAR 7) assured consumers that seafood in Cebu is safe to consume.

This came following the announcement of its central office on November 5 that at least nine coastal areas in the country, including some parts of Capiz and Bohol in Visayas, are in threat of red tide.

Allan Poquita, BFAR 7 director, told SunStar Cebu Monday, November 14, 2022, that they have tightened their security and made sure no fishermen would sail in the affected areas.

On November 5, BFAR Manila issued a red tide warning over nine areas in the country: coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate, Sapian Bay (Ivisan and Sapian), Roxas City, Panay, and Pilar in Capiz, coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur, and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur. (HIC)