General Information

Event name: GB-17-005
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 1576 ug STX eq/KG)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
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 Seilibost, Western Isles
HAB Area code(s): GB-18
Additional location information: This discrete event occured in Loch Seilibost (Grid ref NG08189796)
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-07-17
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2017-07-17, End: 2017-08-11
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 1576 LC
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Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvesting area closed until two consecutive samples a week apart with toxin concentrations beneath the EU closure limit were recorded.
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Created at 06:50 on 14 Sep 2018