General Information

Event name: IE-17-001
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 75.3 ug/g (highest conc observed))
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (NMP for Biotoxins)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (ASP has occured irregularly in this area over the last 10 years)
Individuals to contact: CLARKE, Dave

Location & Date

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General location information: Clarinbridge, Aughinish, Kinvarra, Mweeloon, Galway, West
HAB Area code(s): IE-05
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-05-01
Start: 2017-05-01, End: 2017-05-15
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2017-05-02, End: 2017-05-15
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia australis ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
M. edulis Domoic Acid DA eq 48.7g/g LC-FD
S. solida Domoic Acid DA eq 54g/g LC-FD
C. gigas Domoic Acid DA eq 75.3g/g LC-FD
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Created at 12:51 on 3 Oct 2018
Updated at 09:01 on 4 Oct 2018