- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - An official from the state’s Department of Marine Recourses says seafood is safe to eat despite a recent algae bloom that has killed marine life.

The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1ITkTGK ) reports director of the Office of Marine Fisheries Joe Jewell assured the Commission for Marine Resources Tuesday that seafood poses no immediate threat.

Jewell says restaurant and market seafood sold along the coast, as well as locally sourced seafood, are safe to eat. He noted, however, that people should only eat the tissue of fish and not the organs until further notice. In addition, he warned people not to eat the dead or distressed fish that have washed up on the shore.

The algae bloom, commonly known as the red tide, has led to the closure beaches and oyster reefs.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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