General Information

Event name: IE-99-012
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Shellfish Toxicity Monitoring Program for Ireland)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: SILKE, Joe , CLARKE, Dave

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Kilmakillogue; Ardgroom; Cleandra, Kenmare; South Coast Ireland.
HAB Area code(s): IE-04
Additional location information: ICES Fishing Area: VII j.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: The following areas within Kenmare Bay tested positive under the 24 hr Mouse Bioassay (Yasumoto 1978). Two week closures on the bay were imposed (2 consecutive weekly negative results required to reopen) after toxicity was first detected on the dates shown below. N 51 44 58 - W 09 52 37 Ardgroom (M.edulis) 04/01/99; 06/09/99; 20/09/99 Kilmakillogue (M.edulis) 04/01/99; 22/02/1999; 20/09/99. N 51 44 25 - W 09 56 06 Cleandra (M.edulis) 19/04/99; 20/09/1999; 27/09/1999;26/10/99;


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
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:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Mouse Bioassay ( Yasumoto 1978 ).
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 03:43 on 24 Apr 2018
Checked at 04:32 on 22 Apr 2013