General Information

Event name: IS-18-002
Country: ICELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: PSP 50-70 g/kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Alexandrium spp
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Monitoring of harmful alge in Iceland)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (several times)
Individuals to contact: Gudfinnsson, Hafsteinn

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 65.034722, Longitude: -22.801944
General location information: Breidafjordur, Kidey, West Iceland
HAB Area code(s): IS-003
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2018-07-09
Start: 2018-06-25, End: 2018-07-24
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (300 cells/L)
A. tamarense and A. ostenfeldii
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Mixture of diatoms and dinoflagellates
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Alexandrium spp LC-FD
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Toxic assay performed by MARINE INSTITUTE Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway
Economic losses:
Management decision:
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Created at 11:54 on 20 Feb 2019
Updated at 06:20 on 3 Apr 2019
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