Argyll and Bute Council issues warning on shellfish: algal toxins

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Published Date: 

13 Jun 2014 - 11:39

Routine monitoring work has identified raised levels of naturally occurring algal toxins in one area within Argyll and Bute, details below:


Mull - Loch Scridain

Closed 10.06.14


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 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 call 01631 567987