General Information

Event name: CA-03-007
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins , Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Aquaculture Fish , Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 4100 g STXeq / 100g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: MARTIN, Jennifer

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 44.500000, Longitude: -66.666667
General location information: Northwestern Bay of Fundy, Scotia Fundy Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-22
Additional location information: 44 30' - 44 50' N 66 40 - 66 50 W. Affected area involved the entire east coast of Grand Manan Island which has numerous salmon aquaculture sites; 2003 was prior to the formation of HAB Area codes therefore there is more than one event for PSP in 2003 in CA-22.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2003-09-24
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2003-07-21,
Additional date-related information: Final date: most shellfish beds in the Grand Manan area are still closed to harvesting (Dec 03).


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium fundyense (377,500 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Ditylum brightwellii (268,770 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Created at 03:12 on 22 Jul 2013
Updated at 03:48 on 19 Sep 2013