Warning on algal toxins

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Published Date: 

19 Aug 2015 - 16:47

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.

These are:

Loch Fyne

·         Ardcastle Bay

·         Ardkinglas

Loch Striven

Kilbrannan Sound (Campbeltown Loch)

·         Kildalloig Bay

·         Carradale Bay

·         Machrie Bay (Arran)

·         Saddell Bay

·         Pinmill (Arran)

Loch Riddon

Loch Melfort and Seil Sound

Loch Scridain

·         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: