General Information

Event name: CA-02-014
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 0.36 µg/g OA.)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Monitoring program of Harmful algae of Department of Fisheries and Ocean at (MLI) and Canadian Food)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: BONNEAU, Esther

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Gaspe, Québec Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-09
Additional location information: Penouille and Baie des Chaleurs
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2002-07-02
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2002-07-02, End: 2002-10-10
Additional date-related information: Quarentine: 02/07/2002 - 07/10/2002.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (2,000 cells/L)
Penouille 12/07/2002
Dinophysis spp. (3,920 cells/L)
Carleton 17/06/2002
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Dinophysis spp. = D. acuminata + D. norvegica ( 3,920 Cells/L).
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: quarantine 02/07/2002 - 07/10/2002
Additional harmful effect information: First détection of PTX-2 SAS, with a maximum value of 3.4µg/g at Penouille on 29 july.
Updated at 05:32 on 17 Sep 2018