General Information

Event name: IE-99-024
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Shellfish Toxicity Monitoring Program for Ireland)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: SILKE, Joe , CLARKE, Dave

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 52.000000, Longitude: -6.000000
General location information: Woodstown, Arthurstown, Fornaught., Waterford Estuary.
HAB Area code(s): IE-02
Additional location information: ICES Fishing Area: VII a
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: 2 week closures for all species were imposed on the dates below. N 52 14 26, W 06 57 23 Arthurstown (M.edulis) 09/02/1999; 23/03/1999; 13/04/1999. N 52 11 42, W 06 57 59 Woodstown (C.gigas) 20/01/1999; 13/04/1999; 19/04/1999. N 52 11 06, W 06 58 05 Fornaught (C.gigas) 01/02/1999.


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 Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Mouse Bioassay ( Yasumoto 1978 ).
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 03:35 on 24 Apr 2018
Checked at 04:32 on 22 Apr 2013