High Levels of Shellfish Toxin  

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in Loch Seaforth and East Loch Tarbert in Harris; Loch Erisort, and West Loch Roag -  Miavaig and Eilean Tenish, in Lewis.

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.

It is a sensible precaution to avoid eating shellfish from the loch until further notice.