KEEPING TABS ON HABS. The Regional Fisheries Laboratory of BFAR Central Luzon (RFL3) continues with its red tide or what is more technically known as Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) monitoring in the provinces of Bataan and Zambales.
With the assistance of the Provincial Fisheries Office of Bataan, Technological Outreach Station for Marine Water and Fisheries Resource Protection Group Team Masinloc, separate monitoring activities were conducted in the said provinces during the week. Water and shellfish samples were collected and transported to the RFL3 to be analysed for Water Quality, Plankton Identification and Paralytic Shellfish Poison.
In the latest Shellfish Bulletin released by BFAR CO, Central Luzon remains free of the toxic red tide. Despite of the Corona virus struggles, BFAR Central Luzon will strive to stay abreast with the ever-changing landscape in order to continue with its efforts to help mitigate the impacts of HABs on public health, on the well-being of aquatic animals and on the environment. (Photos by FB/Randy Hernandez/Marvin Enriquez/TOSMW)