General Information

Event name: CA-12-016
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 25-250 ug STXeq/100g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (CFIA Biotoxin Sampling)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Youssef, André

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Lower Strait of Georgia, Pacific Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-37
Additional location information: Nanoose Bay
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2012-11-13
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: two samples were taken on the same day 2012-11-13 on Scallops/Weathervane one at 25ugSTXeq/100g and the other at 250ugSTXeq/100g Still quarantined on 2012-12-19


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
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
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Patinopecten caurinus Saxitoxins STX eq 250 ugSTXeq/100g LC-MS
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
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Management decision:
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Created at 02:32 on 21 May 2013
Updated at 08:10 on 15 Aug 2013