WorldFish External events: Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference is the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy. Over 4,000 participants from around the world are coming together to learn how to build a blue economy that harnesses the potential of our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers to improve the lives of all, particularly people in developing states, women, youth and Indigenous peoples.

 

Heavy metal contamination in surface water and sediment of the Meghna River, Bangladesh

The present study was designed to evaluate the temporal variation of ten metals (Al, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn) in the surface water and sediments of the Meghna River, Bangladesh during rainy, winter and pre-monsoon seasons by generating some baseline information on metal pollution in these proposed areas.

Impact of tannery effluents on the aquatic environment of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh

This study presents an overview of the existence and effects of six heavy metals, chromium (Cr), lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), manganese (Mn), and aluminum (Al), in tannery effluents released to the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The pollutants were found in three different sources, such as effluents from tanneries, contaminated river water and three species of fish: climbing perch (Anabas testudineus), spotted snakehead (Channa punctata), and Black tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) caught from the river.

Occurrence and assessment of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in commonly consumed seafood from the coastal area of Bangladesh

This study reports the first evidence of the occurrence of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in commonly consumed seafood from the coastal area of Bangladesh. Fifteen target PFAAs in 48 seafood samples (5 finfish and 2 shellfish species) were measured by HPLC-MS/MS. The results were comparable with other studies worldwide, particularly from China, Spain, Sweden, and USA. The majority of monitored PFAAs did not show clear seasonal variation. However, seafood from the southeast area (Cox's Bazar and Chittagong) showed relatively higher levels of PFAAs.

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