General Information

Event name: NO-17-035
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: PSP: 567-360 g STX/kg, ASP: 85174-22464g /kg)
Associated syndrome: ASP , PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Pecten maximus
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

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Norwegian Sea, Smla
HAB Area code(s): NO-06
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2017-06-19, End: 2017-10-09
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:

Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
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: Whole column
Growth:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information: Aprox 0-3 meters

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Alexandrium spp. Saxitoxins STX eq 567 g STX/kg Bioassay-Other
Pseudo-nitzschia spp. Domoic Acid DA eq 85174g/kg Bioassay-Other
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvesting was locally banned. The public was warned against picking toxic mussels. No intoxications were reported.
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 03:11 on 19 Oct 2017
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