General Information

Event name: PE-16-001
Country: PERU
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: There is no information)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Official Schedule of Weekly Monitoring for Production Areas)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (february 2016)
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia , Sonia Sanchez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -5.581667, Longitude: -80.952778
General location information: Puerto Rico, Sechura bay, FANSA
HAB Area code(s): PE-05
Additional location information: Sechura bay. costal ecosystem
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-08-12
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2016-08-14, End: 2016-08-22
Additional date-related information: COMUNICADOS 48 Y 50-2016 SANIPES/SDSA


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Dinophysis caudata Saville-Kent 1881 (40 cells/L)
Pseudo-nitzschia pseudodelicatissima (Hasle) Hasle 1993 (800 cells/L)
Pseudo-nitzschia seriata (280 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: sunny Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 17 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 18.0 °C, Min: 15.8 °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Argopecten purpuratus Okadaic Acid LC-MS
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: ANALYTICAL METHODS
Economic losses:
Management decision: clossure bivalve extraction
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 05:10 on 7 May 2018
Updated at 07:50 on 29 Aug 2019