General Information

Event name: GB-16-008
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Scotland Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , 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:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-06-07
Start: 2016-06-07, End: 2017-01-24
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2016-06-07, End: 2017-03-22
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (90,274 cells/L)
Exceptional bloom, Loch Fyne
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
Mytilus edulis Okadaic Acid OA eq 602 g/KG LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Closures enforced at multiple sites around the Clyde.
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: OA above closure limit in Loch Fyne and Loch Striven during 2016 extending into March 2017 in Loch Striven.
Created at 05:08 on 28 Jun 2017
Updated at 04:39 on 15 Sep 2018