General Information

Event name: PE-15-001
Country: PERU
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Information not available)
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 (2012, in the same area)
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia , Sonia Sanchez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -9.248889, Longitude: -78.535556
General location information: Guaynuna bay, FANSA
HAB Area code(s): PE-16
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2015-12-29, End: 2016-05-04
Additional date-related information: Frequent toxic events of short duration


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima (880 cells/L)
Pseudo-nitzschia pungens (3840 cells/L)
Pseudo-nitzschia seriata (12480 cells/L)
Prorocentrum minimum (120 cells/L)
Dinophysis caudata (40 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: 47_52_54_56_57_59_2015_001_al_004 2016_SANIPES_SDSA.pdf

Environmental Conditions

Weather: sunny Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 20.3 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 20.3 °C, Min: 18.9 °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: closure bivalve extraction
Additional harmful effect information: Comunicados SANIPES - IMARPE
Created at 06:26 on 7 May 2018
Updated at 03:53 on 15 May 2018