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Red Tide Prompts Shellfish Warning in Madridejos Island, Cebu

Red Tide Prompts Shellfish Warning in Madridejos Island, Cebu

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Cebu City - The picturesque island town of Madridejos in northern Cebu grapples with an ominous threat as the red tide contamination has reared its dangerous head in its municipal waters. Local officials, led by Mayor Romeo Villaceran, have warned their fishermen and the community about the potentially life-threatening presence of red tide in their waters. Red tide, a harmful algal bloom, has plagued coastal communities for years, causing the accumulation of toxins in various shellfish. On October 21, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) confirmed the presence of red tide in Madridejos, prompting immediate action by local authorities. Mayor Villaceran took to the municipality's official social media page to communicate the gravity of the situation. He cautioned fi...