General Information

Event name: GB-04-002
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
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 Hygiene Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , MURRAY, LORNA

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: West and North coasts, including Islands, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-14 GB-15 GB-16 GB-17 GB-18 GB-19 GB-20 GB-21
Additional location information: Extensive closures were widespread as bloom spread around the Scottish coast. Majority of closures took place in late summer when majority of sampling took place. Note - no closures on the East coast mainland during the year.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2004/5/17, End: 2005/03/25
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (350,000 cells/L)
Infrequent sampling in offshore areas where majority of closures were inforced
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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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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Salinity Range During Event:
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Domoic Acid DA eq 95 LC
Pecten maximus Domoic Acid DA eq 387 LC
Kit used: Type of kit used:
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Additional harmful effect information:
IOC/UNESCO ISSHA
IOC/UNESCO ICES PICES