General Information

Event name: FR-92-010
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 (1983; 1984 (16000 cells/L); 1985 (8900); 1986 (18300); 1987 (6100); 1988 (2800); 1989 (2700); 1990 (1100); 1991 (6900).)
Individuals to contact: NEZAN, Elizabeth

Location & Date

Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Douarnenez Bay., Northern Brittany.
HAB Area code(s):
Additional location information: Area 3.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: April - late July.

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (2,000 cells/L)
Maximum cell counts.
Dinophysis sacculus ( cells/L)
Dominant species.
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:
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: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Ban of shellfish marketing, from April 16 to July 24.
Additional harmful effect information: DSP toxicity above safety level
IOC/UNESCO ISSHA
IOC/UNESCO ICES PICES