General Information

Event name: NO-15-007
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 157 g/kg)
Associated syndrome: AZP
Unexplained toxicity: No
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

[View larger map]
Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: North Sea south, Torskavika, Haugalandet
HAB Area code(s): NO-08
Additional location information: Torskavika, Haugalandet
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2015-11-23
Start: 2015-10-19, End: 2015-12-07
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta (240 cells/L)
week 43
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:
Subsurface
Growth:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information: Sampling aprox 0-3 meters

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Dinophysis Azaspiracids 157g/kg Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: Harvesting was locally banned. The public was warned against picking toxic mussels.
Created at 07:45 on 17 Mar 2016
Updated at 10:54 on 18 Mar 2016
IOC/UNESCO ISSHA
IOC/UNESCO ICES PICES