General Information

Event name: CA-11-010
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 81-1334 ug. STXdiHCL eq./ 100g.)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (CFIA Biotoxin Sampling, BC Mainland)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Youssef, André

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Lower Strait of Georgia, Pacific Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-37
Additional location information: Patricia Bay
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2011-06-20
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2011-06-13,
Additional date-related information: Oct 24, 2011 was the last date above quarantine levels

Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus spp. Saxitoxins STX eq 1 334 ug./100g. LC-MS
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Updated at 04:37 on 26 Sep 2013