Warning on shellfish toxins

Published Date: 

7 Jun 2017 - 16:58

Routine monitoring by the council’s Environmental Health team has now identified raised levels of Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria at Loch Craignish.

Raised levels of the bacteria have previously been identified at Kerrera West and a potential risk at:


•             Dunstaffnage Cockles

•             Kerrera East

•             Loch na Cille

•             Loch Riddon.


The Environmental Health team is warning that eating shellfish such as cockles, mussels, oysters or razor fish from these areas may pose a risk to human health. The public are advised to avoid eating shellfish from these areas until further notice as a precaution.

For further information, contact the Environmental Health team on 01631 567849.