General Information

Event name: GB-98-012
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: HOWARD, Godfrey , KELLY, Marie

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: , West coast.
HAB Area code(s): GB-17 GB-19
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 1998-04-01, End: 1998-10-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: April-October


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (2,685,000 cells/L)
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: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Voluntary Closure Agency (VCA) put in place when necessary
Additional harmful effect information: ASP detected from June to August. Toxin levels over legal marketing limit were recorded at Scalpay at the beginning of August.
Updated at 02:45 on 2 Apr 2018