General Information

Event name: GB-12-010
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: >160 g OAeq/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 Hygiene Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 57.578333, Longitude: -5.613056
General location information: Loch Torridon, Lochaber, West Coast, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-17
Additional location information: CLosures also enforced in nearby Loch Moidart and Loch Beag.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2012-08-16, End: 2012-09-05
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: No phytoplankton samples from these sites at this time.
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 379g OA eq/KG LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Note difference in toxin units compared with historic samples.
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 06:59 on 4 Apr 2013