Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in Caolas Èirisgeigh (Kyles of Eriskay).
Eating shellfish such as cockles, mussels or razor fish from these areas may pose a risk to human health. Commercial shellfish harvesters in these areas have been contacted by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar 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.
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is monitoring the situation and will inform the public when the situation improves.