High Levels of Shellfish Toxin - West Loch Roag

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in West Loch Roag (Miavaig and Eilean Tenish).

Eating shellfish such as mussels, cockles, or razor fish from these areas may pose a risk to human health. Commercial shellfish harvesters in these areas have been contacted by the Comhairle and steps have been taken to postpone harvesting until algae levels subside.

The Comhairle’s Environmental Health team advise that it is a sensible precaution to avoid eating shellfish from the loch until further notice.