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Table 4 CEFAS shellfish flesh results for the toxins, DSP, PSP and ASP from 1999-2009 in Wales and England

From: Toxic marine microalgae and shellfish poisoning in the British isles: history, review of epidemiology, and future implications

  DSP PSP ASP  
  No. samples tested % Present No. areas effected No. samples tested % Present No. areas effected No. samples tested % Present No. areas effected Reference
April 1999 - March 2000 302 15 (5.0%) 5 370 5 (1.4%) 3 345 21 (6.1%) 21 [49]
April 2000 - March 2001 579 115 (19.9%) 35 438 8 (1.8%) 3 365 32 (8.8%) 32 [56]
April 2001 - March 2002 1173 166 (14.2%) 5 774 5 (0.6%) 4 768 10 (1.3%) 3 [57]
April 2002 - March 2003 1342 203 (15.1%) 20 981 12 (1.2%) 2 902 10 (1.1%) 7 [58]
April 2003 - March 2004 1128 148 (13.1%) 15 873 1 (0.1%) 1 818 11 (1.3%) 7 [59]
April 2004 - March 2005 847 14 (1.6%) 8 876 2 (0.2%) 2 841 8 (1.0%) 5 [50]
April 2005 - March 2006 1023 4 (0.4%) 3 1085 4 (0.4%) 2 1004 9 (0.9%) 2 [60]
  LTs PST AST  
April 2006 - March 2007 821 5 (0.6%) 3 892 8 (0.9%) 3 823 21 (2.6%) 7 [61]
April 2007 - March 2008 1024 9 (0.9%) 5 1099 3 (0.3%) 1 985 6 (0.6%) 5 [62]
April 2008 - March 2009 926 66 (7.1%) 5 991 4 (0.4%) 1 904 2 (0.2%) 1 [51]
  1. The number of samples tested for each toxin, with the % presence of each toxin and the number of areas each toxin has affected are recorded. In 2006, LTs (Lipophilic toxins) were detected, which included OA/DTXs, AZAs, YTXs and PTXs.