General Information

Event name: CL-16-001
Country: CHILE
Nature of the harmful event:
Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Aquaculture Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: Yes (suspected ichthyotoxicity)
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (POAS, PROMOFI)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (2009)
Individuals to contact: Jorge I. Mardones

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Seno Reloncavi and Chiloe Island, Los Lagos
HAB Area code(s): CL-15
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-02-29
Start: 2016-02-29, End: 2016-03-15
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Chattonella verruculosa (7000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Clement et al., 2016. Exceptional summer conditions and HABs of Pseudochattonella in southern Chile create record impacts on salmon farms HAN 53

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
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: USD800M salmon
Management decision: Disposal of salmon mortality in offshore areas off Chiloe Island
Additional harmful effect information: Social problems, protests in Chiloe Island
Created at 05:42 on 25 Aug 2017
Updated at 06:03 on 25 Aug 2017