Covid-19 a Blessing for the Marine Environment
Author : Afifat Khanam Ritika, Research Officer, BIMRAD
29 Jun 2022

COVID-19 a new name of threat to the entire world. Bangladesh a densely populated country has also been signified as an affected one. On 7 March, the first coronavirus case was detected after the tests. As a highly contagious virus we all are in a warning as well. To avoid more in Bangladesh, Government has taken so many steps like “shut down” to avoid the contagion. The economy is under murderous threat. But if we see the opposite side of this viral infection what could we see to the Environment! As a fisheries expert I am seeing the blessing of this pandemic to the world. If we give our concern to the BoB what could we see actually?? There is 5,150–8,046 km of navigable waterways, including 2,575–3,058 km of major cargo routes. Bangladesh’s ports and harbors are Chittagong, river ports at Dhaka, Narayanganj, Baghabari and Ashuganj, and seaports at Mongla and Payra.....