General Information

Event name: GB-14-008
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: >800 g STX eq/ kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency Scotland Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: The Clyde, South West Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-15
Additional location information: This event took place in multiple sites Campbeltown Loch, Loch Fyne, Loch Striven in the Clyde Sea
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-04-16
Start: 2014-04-16, End: 2014-08-28
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-04-16, End: 2014-09-11
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Alisphaera spp. (7,280 cells/L)
Loch Striven collected 17/6/2014
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 Saxitoxins STX eq 14730 LC
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: sample collected 2014 - 06-018
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 03:35 on 10 Apr 2015
Updated at 05:35 on 28 Jun 2017