General Information

Event name: GB-01-008
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 20 - 70 g DA/g)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency, Scotland biotoxin monitorinfg programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See report for this region for previous years)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , TURRELL, Elizabeth

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: South West, West, North coasts and Orkney, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-15 GB-16 GB-17 GB-18 GB-19 GB-20
Additional location information: This data comes from the offshore Scallop fishing grounds from the west, north and Orkney waters.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2001-06-16
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2001-06-16, End: 2002-08-08
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (573340 cells/L)
sample from Orkney 2001-09-11
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: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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 (gonad) Domoic Acid DA 71.03g DA/g LC
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: HPLC method used
Economic losses: Multiple offshore fishing areas closed for extended periods.
Management decision: Fishing areas closed until two successive negative samples were obtained
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 04:37 on 14 Apr 2018