General Information

Event name: GB-06-011
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency UK monitoring programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: Cefas Plankton Lab

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: South West England, Fal Estuary, Meads River
HAB Area code(s): GB-08
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2006-09-11
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2006-09-11, End: 2006-09-25
Additional date-related information: Site opened after 2nd negative result recorde


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (40 cells/L)
From the Fal Malpas site
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: 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:
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:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvesting of shellfish was suspended until 2nd consecutive negative result received.
Additional harmful effect information: Possibly related to DSP event GB-06-007
Created at 03:08 on 13 Jul 2020
Updated at 03:08 on 13 Jul 2020