General Information

Event name: GB-15-003
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: >800 mg/KG)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency Shellfish Hygiene Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: The Clyde,
HAB Area code(s): GB-15
Additional location information: PSP toxins above the closure limit were observed at multiple sites in this region
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2015-04-20
Start: 2015-04-20, End: 2015-05-20
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (4650 cells/L)
Loch Striven
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
Crassostera gigas Saxitoxins STX eq 4392 mg/KG LC
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 27822 mg/KG LC
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
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Created at 04:44 on 17 Apr 2016
Updated at 03:40 on 28 Jun 2017