General Information

Event name: GB-93-001
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: MACDONALD, Elspeth

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Scotland and North East England, East, West coast Scotland, North East England
HAB Area code(s): GB-01 GB-02 GB-17 GB-19 GB-20 GB-22 GB-23
Additional location information: In spring and throughout the year in the Orkney islands
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Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 945 g/100g Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: PSP above action levels were detected in mussel flesh in multiple regions in Scotland and N.E. England
Updated at 03:15 on 15 Apr 2018
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