General Information

Event name: FR-91-021
Country: FRANCE
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (1985 (Fos: 4,700 cells/L); 1987 (Fos: 1,400); 1989 (Camargue: 1,650, Fos: 9,400) & 1990 (Fos: 1,200).)
Individuals to contact: SCHWEIBOLD Laura

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Camargue coast and Fos gulf., Western Mediterranean Sea.
HAB Area code(s): FR-13
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: July to Agoust, 1991.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (4,000 cells/L)
Camargue coast.
Dinophysis spp. (1,000 cells/L)
Fos gulf.
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 Comments No data available.
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Ban of shellfish marketing, from July 19 to August 27 (Camargue coast), from July 5 to August 22 (Fos gulf).
Additional harmful effect information: DSP toxicity above safety level (maximum recorded: very high toxicity in Camargue coast, high toxicity in Fos gulf).
Updated at 12:31 on 2 Dec 2019