Routine shellfish monitoring work by Argyll and Bute Council’s environmental health team has identified raised levels of naturally occurring algal toxins in several areas.
· Ardcastle Bay
Kilbrannan Sound (Campbeltown Loch)
· Kildalloig Bay
· Carradale Bay
· Machrie Bay (Arran)
· Saddell Bay
· Pinmill (Arran)
Loch Melfort and Seil Sound
· Kilfinichen Bay
These naturally occurring toxins accumulate in molluscs such as mussels, oysters, cockles and razor clams and when levels breach statutory limits harvesting of affected species is not allowed.
For more information, please contact regulatory services 01546 605519 or Food Standards Scotland on 01224 285 100 or go to: