General Information

Event name: NO-14-047
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 560-3416 g/kg)
Associated syndrome: DSP
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: Yes
Individuals to contact: Kleiven

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Norwegian Sea, South, Rundhaugen, Indery
HAB Area code(s): NO-06
Additional location information: W26:335g/kg,W30:198g/kg,W34:2282g/kg,W38:3026g/kg,W42:3692g/kg,W45:3416g/kg,W50:2752g/kg
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2014-04-21, End: 2014-12-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta (4000 cells/L)
Alexandrium spp. (280 cells/L)
Week 18
Dinophysis acuminata (400 cells/L)
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 3416g/kg Not Available
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: Harvesting was locally banned. The public was warned against picking toxic mussels.
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 02:26 on 8 Jan 2015
Updated at 08:59 on 13 Jan 2015