Red tide off Sabah puts shellfish on warning list

THE Sabah Fisheries Department (SFD) has advised the public not to consume shellfish from Kota Kinabalu and Tuaran waters after a red tide was detected near Pulau Sepanggar on Friday, which could last up to a week.

SFD director Azhar Kassim said the Biosecurity Department found that pyrodinium bahamense and margafidinium polykrikoides cells in a one-litre sample exceeded danger levels.