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Case Study on the Impact of Pandemic COVID-19 in Aquaculture with its Recommendations  

S. M. Rafiquzzaman*   Dept. of Fisheries Biology & Aquatic Environment, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh *Correspondence: rafiquzzaman@bsmrau.edu.bd (Professor, Dept. of Fisheries Biology & Aquatic Environment, BSMRAU, Gazipur, Bangladesh)  

Journal Title:American Journal of Pure and Applied Biosciences

In Bangladesh, the lockdown has been started officially from 26th March 2020 which is actually the most important time for harvesting and summer stocking in the pond. The whole aquaculture production system is now hampering due to pandemic COVID-19 and the value chain in this sector is quite vulnerable. I conducted a wireless survey through cell phone collected information from different stakeholders of different agro-ecological zones of Bangladesh to assess the impact of the pandemic situations in the aquaculture sector. Survey results revealed that pandemic COVID-19 has been affected in different areas of the aquaculture sector including reduction of consumption, export order cancellation, reduction in price, delay in summer stocking, lack of technical support, and transport crisis.