General Information

Event name: GB-07-003
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 110 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 Monitroing Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See reports from previous years)
Individuals to contact: MURRAY, LORNA , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 58.435278, Longitude: -5.160556
General location information: Loch Inchard, Loch Laxford, Sutherland
HAB Area code(s): GB-19
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2007-04-27
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2007-04-25, End: 2007-05-01
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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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
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 113 stx eq/100g LC
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Mouse Bioassay method
Economic losses:
Management decision:
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Updated at 10:13 on 9 Oct 2020