General Information

Event name: IS-16-004
Country: ICELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: PSP in blue mussel)
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: 65.683056, Longitude: -21.550000
General location information: Steingrimsfjordur, North Iceland
HAB Area code(s): IS-005
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-07-17
Start: 2016-07-03, End: 2016-09-03
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (25000 cells/L)
A. tamarense abundance 2/3 of total
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Dinoflagellates in majority, some diatoms found
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Subsurface
Growth:
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: No toxin measurment was done under the Alexandrium bloom peak on 17.7. 2016. PSP result from sample taken 3.9.2016 was 196 g/kg.
Economic losses: Closures of blue mussel harvesting
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 10:19 on 6 Mar 2019
Updated at 10:33 on 3 Apr 2019
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