General Information

Event name: GB-17-001
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 1025 ug STX eq/KG)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Foods Standards Scotland monitoring programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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General location information: Loch Melfort, South West Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-16
Additional location information: Loch Melfort (Grid reference NM8068111123) Discrete event at one site
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-06-26
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2017-06-26, End: 2017-07-03
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
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
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 1025 LC
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Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvesting was closed until two consecutive samples were below the EU closure limit of 80 ugSTX eq/KG
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Created at 06:16 on 14 Sep 2018