Warning on shellfish: algal toxins, Kilbrannan Sound

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Published Date: 

15 Aug 2014 - 16:58

Routine monitoring work has identified raised levels of naturally occurring algal toxins in the Kilbrannan Sound.

Kilbrannan Sound

  • Kildalloig Bay
  • Carradale Bay
  • Machrie Bay (Arran)
  • Saddell Bay
  • Pirnmill (Arran)

Closed 14.08.14


Eating shellfish such as cockles, mussels, oysters or razor fish from these areas may pose a risk to human health. Notices to warn the public 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 algae levels subside.

It is a sensible precaution to avoid eating shellfish from this area until further notice.

The council is currently monitoring the situation.

For further information contact the council’s regulatory services team on 01631 567987.