High lev­els of shell­fish tox­ins

The Oban Times - - News -

MON­I­TOR­ING work on be­half of Food Stan­dards Scot­land has iden­ti­fied raised lev­els of shell­fish tox­ins in Loch Seaforth, East Loch Tar­bert (Sound of Scal­pay) and Loch Stock­in­ish in Har­ris.

Eat­ing shell­fish such as mus­sels, cock­les or ra­zor fish from these ar­eas may pose a risk to hu­man health and no­tices to warn the public and casual gath­er­ers will be posted at lo­ca­tions on the shore.

Com­mer­cial shell­fish har­vesters in these ar­eas have been con­tacted by the comhairle and steps taken to post­pone har­vest­ing un­til al­gae lev­els sub­side.

It is a sen­si­ble pre­cau­tion to avoid eat­ing shell­fish from these ar­eas un­til fur­ther no­tice.

The comhairle is mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion and will re­move warn­ing no­tices when it im­proves.

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