General Information

Event name: GB-12-009
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: >160 g OA eq/KG)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency Scotland Shellfish Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 58.143611, Longitude: -4.548333
General location information: Loch Laxford, Highland & Sutherland, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-19
Additional location information: Closures were also enforced in neighbouring Loch Inchard in this region.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2012-06-05, End: 2012-08-21
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2012-07-10, End: 2012-09-18
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (2060 cells/L)
Max recorded 19th June 2012
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: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Okadaic Acid OA eq 2009 g OA eq/KG LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Note difference in units compared with historic data.
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 06:53 on 4 Apr 2013