General Information

Event name: CA-03-001
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 97 - 145 g STXeq /100 g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (CFIA Biotoxin Monitoring Program.)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: BATES, Stephen S. , WHITE, John

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 46.000000, Longitude: -64.000000
General location information: Southwestern PEI, Gulf Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-25
Additional location information: The following URLs give the detailed location and other specifics about the two adjacent closures: Western Prince Edward Island (Seal Point to West Point); closed on 17 June, opened on 18 July: Southwestern Prince Edward Island (West Point to Egmont Point); closed on 23 June, opened on 18 July:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Quarantine levels: Detection date:17/06/03. Final date: 18/07/03


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Likely to be Alexandrium tamarense, but no phytoplankton samples are available.
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:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: PSP toxins detected in bar clams.
Updated at 08:23 on 19 Sep 2013