General Information

Event name: GB-97-003
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: +ve MBA)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (SOAEFD shellfish hygiene monitoring programme)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: HOWARD, Godfrey

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: North coast, Western Isles, Skye, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-17 GB-18 GB-19
Additional location information: Loch Inchard, Miavig, Loch Snizort
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1997-06-30
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 1997-06-30, End: 1997-08-26
Additional date-related information: opening dates differed between sites


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:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Okadaic Acid +ve Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Positive mouse bioassay
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 05:39 on 15 Apr 2018