Bay of Bengal
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LME 34: Bay of Bengal

Bordering countries:

Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand

LME total area:

3,657,502 km2
LME overall risk: 
This LME falls in the cluster of LMEs that exhibit low to levels of economic development (based on the night light development index) and high pollution from plastic debris.
Based on a combined measure of the Human Development Index and the averaged indicators for fish & fisheries and pollution & ecosystem health modules, the overall risk factor is very high.
Pollution and Ecosystem Health