Samples taken April 3rd from waters in the Morua polygon continue to show high levels of toxins following a “red tide” alert issued in mid-February. This means a precautionary ban on the extraction or consumption of bivalve mollusks remains in effect for that area. This principally impacts the extraction, production, sale, and consumption of clams, oysters, and scallop.
The Municipal Health Control Office will continue to monitor the area by taking samples, and advise when the precautionary measures are fully lifted. Oyster farms in the Morua estuary remain temporarily closed to the public, though oysters from other spots have shown to be free of toxins.