General Information

Event name: ES-14-018
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Official control PSQAM Catalonia)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: DIOGENE, Jorge , FERNÁNDEZ TEJEDOR, Margarita

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: CAT1-16 Arenys de Mar, Catalonia
HAB Area code(s): ES-22
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-02-17
Start: 2014-02-17, End: 2014-04-28
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-04-17, End: 2014-04-28
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium minutum (500000 cells/L)
in an enclosed area (inside the harbour)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Closure of shellfish growing area
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 12:01 on 26 Jun 2017