Kildalloig Bay closed for common cockles –

Kildalloig Bay closed for common cockles Published:  01 August, 2013

Monitoring work undertaken by Argyll and Bute Council’s environmental health team has identified that there is a risk of elevated levels of bacteria in cockles from Campbeltown Loch at Kildalloig Bay, on the west coast of Scotland.

Cockles from this area may pose a risk to human health and should not be collected or consumed and cannot be placed onto the market between 1st August 2013 and 30th September 2013.

Notices to warn the public and casual gatherers will be posted at various locations on the shore.

Commercial shellfish harvesters in these areas have been contacted by the council and steps taken to postpone harvesting until microbiological level subsides.

When the situation subsides, the warning notes etc will be removed.