General Information

Event name: NO-06-013
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: PSP:1054-400g STX/kg,DSP:823-280g/kg)
Associated syndrome: DSP , 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

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Norwegian Sea, South,
HAB Area code(s): NO-06
Additional location information: Laupsneset, Fonnaneset (DSP:W37-47), Averya (DSP:W33-40),Rundhaugen (DSP:W45-46),Blikengfjorden(PSP:W32-40), Brnny(PSP:W26-29.DSP:W30-51),Krokvika(PSP:W29-32.DSP:W33-51)
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2006-06-11, End: 2006-12-24
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta (1680 cells/L)
Dinophysis acuminata (1860 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (400 cells/L)
Prorocentrum lima (6200 cells/L)
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 823g/kg Bioassay-Other
mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX 1054g STX Bioassay-Other
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvesting was locally banned. The public was warned against picking toxic mussels.
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 08:24 on 13 Jan 2015