Costa Rica Officials Ban Shellfish Consumption Due To Red Tide

Bad news for lobster lovers, the Costa Rican government has placed a ban and warned against eating shell fish and mollusks, due to red tide phenomenon.

The article in The Tico Times doesn’t specificy locations, but I’m assuming that this refers primarily to shellfish and mollusks harvested on the Pacific coasts, primarily around Nicoya and Guanacaste.

I’m assuming those coming from the Caribbean sea are still safe to eat.

Costa Rican Crab