General Information

Event name: GB-03-005
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: DA > 20g/100g)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency, Scotland Shellfish Toxin Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See previous reports for these regions)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , MURRAY, LORNA

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: East , West and Northern Scotland, including Islands, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-15 GB-16 GB-17 GB-18 GB-19 GB-20
Additional location information: Extensive closures throughout the year beginning in April 2003 and continuing in different regions until the beginning of the following year. Majority of closcures were in the latter part of the year - this may reflect increased sampling during this period
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2003/04/12, End: 2004/02/12
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (2,000,000 cells/L)
cell count variable between sites
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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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:
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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Pecten maximus Domoic Acid DA eq 420 LC
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