General Information

Event name: FO-21-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 1300)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: JACOBSEN, Sólvá

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 62.058056, Longitude: -6.876944
General location information: Kaldbaksfjord, Faroe Islands
HAB Area code(s): FO-01
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2021-07-12
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium sp. ( 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: 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
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Horse mussel Saxitoxins STX 1300 LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: FAROESE FOOD & VETERINARY AUTHORITY has closed the area and made a public warning
Additional harmful effect information: FAROESE FOOD & VETERINARY AUTHORITY
Created at 01:11 on 4 Oct 2022
Updated at 10:06 on 7 Oct 2022