General Information

Event name: GB-07-002
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 Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See reports from previous years)
Individuals to contact: Davidson, Keith , MURRAY, LORNA

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 55.981667, Longitude: -3.214167
General location information: Firth of Forth, East Coast
HAB Area code(s): GB-23
Additional location information: PSP toxicity detected in shellfish from Aberlady, Pittenweem and Largo Bay.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2008-05-20
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2008-05-20, End: 2008-06-03
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Causative organism known: Yes
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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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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Surf Clams Saxitoxins 92 g STX eq/ 100g Bioassay-Mouse
Razor Saxitoxins 112 g STX Bioassay-Mouse
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Updated at 03:55 on 13 Jul 2020