General Information

Event name: GB-17-002
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 1616g 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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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Lochaber, South West Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-16
Additional location information: This was a discrete event at the Arisaig site in Lochaber- grid ref NM6387685344
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-06-12
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2017-06-12, End: 2017-07-24
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
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:
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Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Crassostrea gigas Saxitoxins STX eq 1616 LC
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvesting was closed until two consecutive samples beneath the EU closure limit was received.
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 06:21 on 14 Sep 2018
Updated at 06:28 on 14 Sep 2018