Tahong and talaba (mussels and oysters) eaters can now eat their favorite food without the fear of red tide poisoning.
Bataan experienced almost one month of shellfish ban due to danger of red tide. Mussels and oysters was prohibited in the the market place. The lives of shellfish raisers in Bataan was severely affected.
The province was also place under state of calamity. Authorities supplied the affected residents with needed foods. Various livelihood programs was also conducted in place to give them alternative sources of income.
After months of suffering, the latest test conducted by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources was negative for any red tide activity. Residents can resume catching and selling of oysters and mussels. The province state of calamity status was also lifted.
Red tide is a rare scenario in Bataan province.