General Information

Event name: NO-14-004
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 700-1700 MPN / 100 gram shellfood)
Associated syndrome: OTHER
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Norwegian Food Safety Autority monitoring program)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Kleiven , Gustad|

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Skagerak,
HAB Area code(s): NO-11
Additional location information: Larvik, Børrestadbukta (1700 MPN / 100 gram shellfood week 13 and 700 MPN / 100 gram shellfood week 14)
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-03-24
Start: 2014-03-24, End: 2014-04-14
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-03-24, End: 2014-03-31
Additional date-related information:


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
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Not Available
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: E. coli max. conc. 230 MPN / 100 gram shellfood
Economic losses: Harvesting was stopped and the public was warned
Management decision: Mussel plants were banned from harvesting.
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 02:23 on 26 Aug 2014
Updated at 11:14 on 16 Jan 2015