By Godwin Oritse
The importance of aquatic animals and plants can never be over emphasised, giving their ecological functions for human survival. While aquatic wildlife are important sources of food , energy, jobs and protection against food shortages and global climate change, the health of submerged aquatic vegetation is an important environmental indicator of overall ocean and estuary health.
Unfortunately, these benefits are being hampered by the volume of plastic wastes on the nation’s waterways. The presence of plastics in waterways has become a major pollutant of the waters and the trend has become dangerous to both human and aquatic animals, which survival heavily depend on the waterways and oceans.
To address this worrisome development, the Nigerian Liquefied…