General Information

Event name: NO-07-009
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: DSP: 1057-160µg/kg, PSP:2850-459µg STX/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, North,
HAB Area code(s): NO-03
Additional location information: Lofoten, Vesterålen,Kvæfjord, Selvågen, Kjempebakken
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2007-02-26, End: 2007-12-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (680 cells/L)
Kjempebakken, w29
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta (240 cells/L)
Selvågen, w35
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 Saxitoxins STX 2850µg STX/kg Bioassay-Mouse
mytilus edulis Okadaic Acid OA 1057µg/kg Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Selvågen week 8:Mouse bioassay. Mortality 2/3.
Economic losses: Harvesting was locally banned. The public was warned against picking toxic mussels.
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 09:58 on 22 Jan 2015