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Potentially unsafe levels of shellfish toxins have been discovered in East Loch Roag
Eating shellfish such as mussels, cockles, or razor fish from the sea loch may pose
a risk to human health.
Notices to warn people and casual gatherers have been posted at various 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
The council is monitoring the situation and will remove warning notices when it improves.
High levels of shellfish toxin in Lewis sealoch
8 Sept 2017