General Information

Event name: CA-02-012
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Pseudo-nitzschia cf. Seriata
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Canadian Food Inspection Agency Program, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Aquaculture Research Secti)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: McKENZIE, Cynthia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 51.500000, Longitude: 55.500000
General location information: Northern Penninsula, Newfoundland Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-26
Additional location information: St. Luniare Bay Northern penninsula.Offshore, benthic
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2002-06-05,
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Continuation of closure from Aug. 22, 2001


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. ( cells/L)
Detected as co-occurring, not confirmed to be the causative organism
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:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: Pseudo-nizschia species similar to P. seriata were found in large numbers (not a bloom) in regions adjacent to the closed region.
Updated at 08:50 on 10 Jun 2019