General Information

Event name: GB-11-015
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 65 g/100g OA)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): M. edulis
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (N. Ireland Food Standards agency biotoxin and phytoplankton monitoring programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: GOWEN, Richard

Location & Date

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General location information: Belfast Lough,
HAB Area code(s): GB-25
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2011-07-18, End: 2011-08-09
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2011-07-29, End: 2011-09-16
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (8,300 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (7,360 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
M. edulis Okadaic Acid 65.2 g/100g LC-MS
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Checked at 01:49 on 15 Apr 2015