General Information

Event name: SE-98-003
Country: SWEDEN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 250 g OA/kg.)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Every year, but different strength.)
Individuals to contact: EDEBO, Lars

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Skagerrak coast.,
HAB Area code(s): SE-08
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: July - December.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. ( 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: Varying

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mussel meat (November) Okadaic Acid OA eq 1-200 g/kg LC
Mussel meat (October) Okadaic Acid OA eq 1-190 g/kg LC
Mussel meat (September) Okadaic Acid OA eq 2-70 g/kg LC
Mussel meat (August) Okadaic Acid OA eq 2-60 g/kg LC
Mussel meat (20 July) Okadaic Acid OA eq 7-162.9 g/kg LC
Mussel meat (13-16 July) Okadaic Acid OA eq 0-7 g/kg LC
Mussel meat (December) Okadaic Acid OA eq 8-250 g/kg LC
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Public and media information. Harvest ban.
Additional harmful effect information: Mussel intoxication.
Updated at 04:42 on 1 Mar 2018