General Information

Event name: GB-09-004
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 100 g STX eq/100g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency, Scotland Biotoxin Montioring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See reports from this region for previous years)
Individuals to contact: Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 55.893056, Longitude: -5.406667
General location information: Loch Fyne, Argyll
HAB Area code(s): GB-15
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2009-04-06
Start: 2009-04-06, End: 2009-05-09
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2009-04-27, End: 2009-04-27
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium sp. (1200 cells/L)
Maximum cell count from this sea loch
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Phytoplankton sample taken 2009/04/20
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 109 LC
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: HPLC method used
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 10:09 on 9 Oct 2020