Effects of climate change on fisheries biodiversity of the Meghna, Laukhati and Galachipa River in Bangladesh
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  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2019 - Volume 13 Issue 2, pp. 1705-1717
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Reference: Rahaman MJ, Ema NS, Hossain MS, Rahman MM, Hossain Z. Effects of climate change on fisheries biodiversity of the Meghna, Laukhati and Galachipa River in Bangladesh. Eurasia J Biosci. 2019;13(2), 1705-1717.

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Reference: Rahaman, M. J., Ema, N. S., Hossain, M. S., Rahman, M. M., & Hossain, Z. (2019). Effects of climate change on fisheries biodiversity of the Meghna, Laukhati and Galachipa River in Bangladesh. Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 13(2), 1705-1717.

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Reference: Rahaman, Md. Jiaur, Noore Safa Ema, Md. Saddam Hossain, Mohammad Matiur Rahman, and Zakir Hossain. "Effects of climate change on fisheries biodiversity of the Meghna, Laukhati and Galachipa River in Bangladesh". Eurasian Journal of Biosciences 2019 13 no. 2 (2019): 1705-1717.

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Reference: Rahaman, M. J., Ema, N. S., Hossain, M. S., Rahman, M. M., and Hossain, Z. (2019). Effects of climate change on fisheries biodiversity of the Meghna, Laukhati and Galachipa River in Bangladesh. Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 13(2), pp. 1705-1717.

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Reference: Rahaman, Md. Jiaur et al. "Effects of climate change on fisheries biodiversity of the Meghna, Laukhati and Galachipa River in Bangladesh". Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, vol. 13, no. 2, 2019, pp. 1705-1717.

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Reference: Rahaman MJ, Ema NS, Hossain MS, Rahman MM, Hossain Z. Effects of climate change on fisheries biodiversity of the Meghna, Laukhati and Galachipa River in Bangladesh. Eurasia J Biosci. 2019;13(2):1705-17.

Abstract

Climate change is a contemporary global threat to the world especially for Bangladesh, because of its geographical location. The study was conducted to assess the effects of climate change on fisheries resources in the Meghna, Laukhati and Galachipa rivers near Chandpur and Patuakhali districts in Bangladesh. The data on fisheries resources was collected by using a well-developed questionnaire from the fishers and selected fish landing centers. The water quality parameters and primary productivity were measured by using appropriate apparatus and plankton nets. Sixty fish species belonging to 13 orders and 29 families were documented in the Meghna river and 73 species belonging 11 orders and 33 families were documented simultaneously from the Laukhati and Galachipa rivers. Forty one, 14 and 34 genera of phytoplankton and 24, 12 and 23 genera of zooplankton were identified in the Meghna, Laukhati and Galachipa rivers, respectively. The average temperature was recorded 27.5 ± 0.90°C, 27.1 ± 1.05°C and 27.4 ± 0.60°C and the dissolved oxygen was 6.37 ± 1.11 mg/L, 5.63 ± 0.33 mg/L and 6.33 ± 0.51 mg/L in the Meghna, Laukhati and Galachipa rivers, respectively. The pH was 8.3 ± 0.59, 8.03 ± 0.50 and 7.8 ± 0.50 and the salinity was 0.10 ± 0.10 ppt, 0.23 ± 0.13 ppt and 1.2 ± 0.15 ppt in the Meghna, Galachipa and Laukhati rivers, respectively. The results of the present study revealed that the fish species are decreasing day by day in these rivers due to the effects of climate changes.

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