General Information

Event name: IE-01-004
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 0.82 g OA /g WF and 0.54 g AZP / g WF.)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Irish National Marine Biotoxin Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: CLARKE, Dave

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 51.756390, Longitude: -9.876110
General location information: Ardgroom, Kenmare, South Coast Ireland
HAB Area code(s):
Additional location information: ICES Fishing Area: VII j
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Jan - Mar & June - October

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
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Okadaic Acid OA eq 0.82 g/g WF LC-MS
Mytilus edulis Azaspiracids AZA1 eq 0.54 g/g WF LC-MS
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: Positive Animal Bioassay via Yasumoto 1978 & 1984. Chemical Analysis via LC-MS.
Economic losses:
Management decision: Site closed for the harvesting of M.edulis during periods where toxicity was detected greater than recommended threshold levels
Additional harmful effect information:
Checked at 04:31 on 22 Apr 2013
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