Shellfish warnings removed

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Published Date: 

28 Sep 2012 - 16:21

ARGYLL and Bute Council’s environmental health team has confirmed that two areas have now reopened after naturally occurring algal toxins have returned to safe levels.

The Sound of Gigha and East Tarbert Bay (Isle of Gigha) was closed on September 3, while Loch Melfort and Seil Sound closed on July 25.

On September 28, both areas were reopened for commercial harvest of bivalve molluscs such as cockles and razors.

Notices previously erected to warn members of the public and casual shellfish gatherers will now be removed from various locations on the shore.