General Information

Event name: GB-09-003
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency, Scotland Biotoxin Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See reports from previous locations)
Individuals to contact: MURRAY, LORNA , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 60.125000, Longitude: -1.280000
General location information: Shetland, Shetland Islands
HAB Area code(s): GB-21
Additional location information: Shellfish toxicity detected at multiple sites around the Shetland coastcoast. Clift Sound (co-ordinates given above) Weisdale voe, Vaila Sound (6013.11N 00134.00W), Sandsound Voe (6012.57N 00131.50W), Busta Voe (6022.43N 00122.14W) Basta Voe (6039.38N 00103.54W), Gruting Voe (6012.45N 00121.14W), Stromness (6010.42N 00119.39W)and Ronas Voe (6030.42N 00123.56W).
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2009/04/01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2009/04/01, End: 2009/06/15
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Causative organism known: No
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Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Positive Mouse Bioassay
Economic losses:
Management decision:
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