General Information

Event name: GB-16-006
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: >20 mg/kg)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standard Scotland Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See previous events)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

[View larger map]
Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Uist/Barra, Western Isles, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-18
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-06-14
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2016-06-14, End: 2016-06-29
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: No Phyto data from this site
Event-related bibliography:

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
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Ensis Domoic Acid DA 34 mg/kg LC
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 03:34 on 14 Apr 2017
Updated at 09:17 on 8 Oct 2020