General Information

Event name: IS-17-005
Country: ICELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: PSP, 257 g/kg on 5.june 2017)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (In earlier years)
Individuals to contact: Gudfinnsson, Hafsteinn

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 65.683056, Longitude: -21.550000
General location information: Steingrimsfjordur, North Iceland
HAB Area code(s): IS-005
Additional location information: Area was closed for harvesting because of phytoplankton countings. When results of PSP 5.june 2017 was cofirmed under limits the area was reopened
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-05-28
Start: 2017-05-28, End: 2017-06-05
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium tamarense (300 cells/L)
Cell countings on 28.5.2017
Alexandrium ostenfeldii (580 cells/L)
Cell countings on 28.5.2017
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Alexandrium spp Saxitoxins STX 257 g/kg LC
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Created at 05:28 on 18 Feb 2019
Updated at 02:44 on 8 Nov 2019