A summary of paralytic shellfish poisoning in Canada
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Paralytic shellfish poisoning occurs along both the east and west coasts of Canada. Since 1973 there have been more than 300 documented cases of paralytic shellfish poisoning, resulting in about 35 deaths. Causative dinoflagellates include Gonyaulax catenella, G. acatenella and G. excavata. Details are given of shellfish contamination, toxic blooms patterns, toxicity monitoring, impact on shellfish industry and detoxification.
White, A. W. (1984). A summary of paralytic shellfish poisoning in Canada. In A. W. White, M. Anraku, & K.-K. Hooi (Eds.), Toxic Red Tides and Shellfish Toxicity in Southeast Asia: Proceedings of a Consultative Meeting held in Singapore 11-14 September 1984 (pp. 110-113). Singapore: Marine Fisheries Research Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center; Ottawa, Canada: International Development Research Centre.