Monitoring work undertaken by the Council’s Environmental Health service has identified that raised levels of bacteria have occurred in one razor fish harvesting area in Argyll and Bute.
As such shellfish from the Saddell Bay area may pose a risk to human health and cannot be placed onto the market. Notices to warn the public and casual gatherers have been posted at various locations on the shore.
Commercial shellfish harvesters in these areas have been contacted by the Council and steps taken to postpone harvesting until microbiological level subsides.
Monitoring work is currently being undertaken by the Council to evaluate this situation and when the situation subsides, the warning notices will be removed.
For further information, please contact Regulatory Services, Tel: 01631 567987