Brunei free from red tide, Fisheries Dept confirms

Azlan Othman

Brunei Darussalam’s waters are free from red water pollution, the Fisheries Department, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism stated.

It said this was revealed following results from the monitoring and analysis reports on Brunei waters since August 2019.

The department, however said as a precautionary measure, the public is reminded to remove all gills, stomachs and internal organs of fish before cooking.

The public is also advised not to eat small fish if the gills, stomachs and internal organs cannot be removed, shellfish and fish of unknown origin.

The department will continue the monitoring of red water.

The public can report any incident of water colour change, or finding large numbers of dead fish in Brunei Darussalam’s coastal waters and beaches on 2770066 (working hours) and 7297771 (hotline).