General Information

Event name: FR-92-003
Country: FRANCE
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: DSP toxicity above safety level.)
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 (- Fécamp: 1989- Antifer: 1983 (1,000,000 cells L-¹); 1984 (600,000); 1986 (71,000); 1988 (55,800); 1989 (15,800); 1990 (68,100).)
Individuals to contact: LEGRAND, Jacqueline

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: North of Seine Estuary., Normandy.
HAB Area code(s): FR-03
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: August- late October.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (56,100 cells/L)
Dinophysis acuminata ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Dominant species Dinophysis cf acuminata.
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: Advected
Growth Comments Advected population from Seine plume.
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 August 18 to October 26 (Antifer), from August 27 to October 26 (Fécamp).
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 12:32 on 2 Dec 2019