Based on the information received from the Sabah Fisheries Department on the red tide detected at Kampung Binsuluk, Membakut, Sabah, the Fisheries Department, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism advice the public not to consume any type of shellfish and small fish that the gills, stomach and internal organs cannot be removed, from the area or unknown origin. Monitoring carried out on the red tide by the Fisheries Department on the waters of Brunei Darussalam found that the country’s waters is free of red tide. The department will continue to monitor the situation and inform the public on the latest developments from time to time.
The public especially fishermen are urged to assist the Fisheries Department in detecting the red tide occurrence in the country’s waters. Any changes in the colour of the water and if any fish are found dead in large numbers at any coastal areas and beaches in the country, can be reported to the Fisheries Department at 2770066 during office hours or Hotline 7297771.
Source: Radio Television Brunei