General Information

Event name: FR-92-021
Country: FRANCE
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: > 80 g STXeq / 100 g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact:

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Center of Pertuis Breton., From Loire Estuary to Gironde Estuary.
HAB Area code(s): FR-09
Additional location information: Area 5.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: November - December.

Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: No PSP producing species was found in the zone.
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
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mussel flesh Saxitoxins STX eq 80 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: PSP toxicity just at the safety levels.
Economic losses:
Management decision: Ban of shellfish marketing from November 13 to December 11 (mussels on ropes in Pertuis Breton).
Additional harmful effect information:
IOC/UNESCO ISSHA
IOC/UNESCO ICES PICES