General Information

Event name: ES-03-014
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 269 Ág STXeq / 100g.)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Monitoring Programme of Centre d'AqŘicultura-IRTA.)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: VILA, Magda

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Vilanova i la Geltr˙., Catalonia, NE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-22
Additional location information: Vilanova i la Geltr˙ Harbour.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: From April to May. Closed of production Area CAT1-09 from 2 May to 29 of May.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium minutum (2,163,248 cells/L)
Max concentration 6/04/03.
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
Donax trunculus Saxitoxins STX eq 269 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Closed of production Area CAT1-09 from 2 May to 29 of May.
Additional harmful effect information: