General Information

Event name: NO-13-004
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 695-699 g/kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Mytilus edulis
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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General location information: North Sea North,
HAB Area code(s): NO-03
Additional location information: Busta, Bremanger (695 g/kg) week 25 and Bortheim, Fjaler (699 g/kg) week 20
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2013-05-13
Start: 2013-05-13, End: 2013-07-08
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Alexandrium spp. Saxitoxins 400 g STX/kg Bioassay-Other
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: Mussel plants were banned from harvesting.
Management decision: Harvesting was stopped and the public was warned
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 01:35 on 27 Aug 2014
Updated at 02:47 on 16 Oct 2014
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