General Information

Event name: ES-18-017
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Monitoring Programme of the Instituto Tecnolóxico para o Control do Medio Mariño de Galicia)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (ASP episodes ocurred many years in Galician coasts)
Individuals to contact: PAZOS, Yolanda , SALGADO, Covadonga , CALVO, Silvia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Ria de Vigo, Costa da Morte, Ria de Ortigueira-Cedeira, Galicia, NW Spain
HAB Area code(s): ES-05 ES-07 ES-08
Additional location information: The affected area is dedicate to high production of moluscs in natural banks
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2018-05-06, End: 2018-07-20
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Initial and final event dates are approximate


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia sp. (4635197 cells/L)
St: P3 (Ria of Pontevedra) Date: 18/06/2018
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Mixed population of Pseudo-nitzschia species. Toxicity probably can be atributed to P. australis.
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
Benthic shellfish Domoic Acid LC
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: The clousures were brief, less than a month at each area, so the effects are almost irrelevant.
Created at 02:46 on 7 May 2019
Updated at 02:58 on 7 May 2019