General Information

Event name: ES-16-010
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Monitoring Programme of the Instituto Tecnolóxico para o Control do Medio Mariño de Galicia)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: PAZOS, Yolanda , SALGADO, Covadonga , CALVO, Silvia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Ría de Vigo, Ría de Pontevedra, Galicia
HAB Area code(s): ES-08
Additional location information: It affects to intensive mussel cultures in rafts and other molluscs in natural banks
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2016-06-02, End: 2016-07-12
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Initial and final dates are approximate


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia sp. (1009800 cells/L)
St: Vigo Zona II.1 (Ría de Vigo) Date: 10-06-2016
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Mixed population of Pseudo-nitzschia species. Toxicity probably can be atributed to Pseudo-nitzschia australis.
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
Benthic shellfish Domoic Acid LC
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: The closures caused by this event were brief, just one month, so the effects are almost irrelevant
Created at 04:57 on 14 Jun 2017
Updated at 05:14 on 14 Jun 2017