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Shellfish Ban

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, March 29, 2018, 17:52 (28 days ago)

Just in case you haven't heard, the Secretaría de Salud del Estado (SSA) has declared a temporary ban on eating bivalve mollusks allegedly due to the presence of "red tide" toxins from the Costa Chica to the Río Balsas. The entire coast of Guerrero. Sounds like a lot of hooey to me, but I don't recommend eating local clams or oysters anyway due the lack of sufficient functional wastewater treatment plants in most communities along our coast.

Decreta SSA en Acapulco y Costa Grande veda de moluscos bivalvos

Shellfish Ban

by Back2earth @, Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:08 (26 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The Redtide toxin is a major health concern in Pacific coastal waters of Canada and warnings are posted almost every year.
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/contamination/index-eng.html
I would certainly avoid eating any bivalve shellfish if the local government has issued a public warning.

Shellfish Ban

by The Fez ⌂ @, Saturday, March 31, 2018, 17:14 (26 days ago) @ Back2earth

Flying out yesterday afternoon out over the ocean past Playa Larga, I could see large red algae blooms in the water. I would trust the authorities in this instance.