General Information

Event name: GB-95-003
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Max 4,305 g STX eq/100g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (DAFS shellfish hygiene monitoring programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See previous records)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen

Location & Date

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General location information: Scotland and North East England, East, North, Orkney Scotland & NE Englan
HAB Area code(s): GB-19 GB-20 GB-21
Additional location information: Toxin event detected in Mytilus and Pecten in May, toxins concentrations took longer to reduce from Pecten maximus.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1995-05-16
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 1995-05-16, End: 1995-09-12
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Causative organism known: No
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 4305 g/100g Bioassay-Mouse
Pecten maximus Saxitoxins STX eq 1418g/100 Bioassay-Mouse
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Created at 04:00 on 8 Apr 2018