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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part E

Impact of oil spill in the Bangladesh Sundarbans


Author(s): Atiqur Rahman Sunny

Abstract: The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest of the world which is a part of the world's largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Different marine vehicles use this channel as transportation route and causes accidents but very few studies focused on this issue. After a devastating oil tanker accident on 09 December, 2014 based on field work this study identifies the character of the spilled oil, range of the spillage, impact of spillage on aquatic environment, mangrove and human. This study makes a contribution to present adverse impact of oil spillage through vehicle transportation along the Sundarbans. Alternative river transportation routes must be launched from Mongla port to other parts of the country as soon as possible. Training, equipment and experience will improve the response to environmental emergencies and reduce the impacts on local communities and ecosystems.

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How to cite this article:
Atiqur Rahman Sunny. Impact of oil spill in the Bangladesh Sundarbans. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(5):365-368.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies