General Information

Event name: GB-01-003
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 110 g STX eq/100g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Scottish Government Shellfish Toxins Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See earlier HAEDAT forms from this area)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , TURRELL, Elizabeth

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 58.368056, Longitude: 3.250000
General location information: Moray, Moray
HAB Area code(s): GB-22
Additional location information: Shellfish detailed in this report arise from the Moray coast offshore scallop fishing boxes.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2001-10-10
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2001-06-22, End: 2001-10-10
Additional date-related information: Sampling in this region was sporadic during this time.


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: No corresponding phytoplankton samples were collected at the same time as these scallop samples.
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: 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
Pecten maximus Saxitoxins 248 g STX eq/100g Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: Not sure if related to event recorded in GB-01-001 due to limited sampling.
Updated at 04:15 on 14 Apr 2018