General Information

Event name: NO-17-022
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 21500-1075 µg STX/kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): cancer pagurus
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Norwegian Food Safety Autority monitoring program)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: Kleiven

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Norwegian Sea, Trųndelag
HAB Area code(s): NO-06
Additional location information: High PSP concentrations for several weeks (w21-33) in the whole area.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): End: 2017-05-22
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2017-08-23,
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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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: Whole column
Growth:
Growth Comments Aprox 0-3 meters
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Alexandrium spp. Saxitoxins STX eq 21500 µg STX/kg Bioassay-Other
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvesting was locally banned, both for blue mussels and crabs. The public was warned against picking toxic mussels. No intoxications were reported. Several news paper warnings.
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 01:22 on 23 Aug 2017
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