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Professor
Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Specialization: Aquaculture and Water Productivity Management in Open Water Bodies, Socio-economist in Fisheries Science

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Qualifications:

PhD Degree

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental and Development (Ph.D in Environment and Development)

Thesis title: Assessment of Water Productivity and Socioeconomic Well-Being of Fishermen in Seasonal Floodplains: A Case Study of Beel Mail and Chandpur Rajshahi District, Bangladesh

Institution: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University Malaysia).

Year: 2010

 

M S Degree:

Degree: M.S. in Aquaculture and Management,

Thesis title: Effect of Fertilization on benthos production.

Institute: Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh.

Year: July 1995-December1996

 

B.Sc. Degree

Degree: B. Sc. Fisheries (Honours),

Thesis title: Not applicable

Institute: Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh.

Year: 1992 (Held in 1995)

Work Experiences:

 

1. Working as a Professor in the Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi from 31.12.2014 to till date.

2. Worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi from 07.12.2010 to 31.12.2014

3. Worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi from 13.09.2004 to 6.12.2010.

2. Worked as Lecturer in the Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi from 13.09.2001 to 12.09.2004.

3. Worked as a House Tutor in Rokey Hall, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh from 21.3.2010 to till date.

4. Worked as an Extension Officer of Forth Fisheries Project (GOB) from 09.03.2000 to 11.09.2001 at upazila of Shibpur, Narsingdhy.

5. Worked as a Training Officer in Mymensingh Aquaculture Extension Project (GOB/ DANIDA) from 25.05.97-06.09.98 in Upazila of Kishorgong Sadar.

 

Worked as Consultant

  1. Worked as Aquaculture consultant for MMS for the USAID funded PRICE project in Bangladesh for the mentioned contract was only 30 days on improved aquaculture practices, better food safety and rural food security training. The training was enabled the participants to increase the productivity and competitiveness of the family held/leased water bodies, which was in turn increased incomes and employment.  The effective date of this agreement was from 12 February 2013 to 30 September 2013.
  2. Worked as Aquaculture consultant for MMS for the USAID funded PRICE project in Bangladesh for the mentioned contract was only 21 days research on “Fish Biodiversity in the southwest (SW) regions of Bangladesh”. the research was undertaken the following tasks viz. conduct a desk-top review the secondary information on fish biodiversity in the SW regions, developed a questionnaire for conduction stakeholder interviews/ focus group discussion (FGD), conduct a brief survey report/ study for open water bodies. The effective date of this agreement was from 05 June 2013 to 30 August 2013.
Areas of Research:

-Open water (fresh and coastal) fisheries resources management

  1. Breeding & Culture of brackish water fishes (2 years working experience on culture of brackish water fishes)
  2. Shrimp Breeding & larval rearing
  3. Fin Fish Production & larval rearing (5 years working experience on culture of brackish water Fin Fish Production and larval rearing)
  4. Mass production of Brown algae, Green algae, Zooplanktons and Brine shrimps (2 years working experience on Mass production of Brown algae, Green algae, Zooplanktons)
  5. Shrimp rearing & culture. About four person  (3 years working experience on culture
  6. Shrimp rearing & culture in coastal gher)
  • Benthic communities
  • Floodplain Aquaculture and Water Productivity Assessment
  • Fish Biodiversity
  • Socio Economic Development 
  • Climate Change (Environment, Economic Impact assessment)

 

Supervision

Ph.D. /M. Phil. students

  1. Md. Anwar Hossain. 2012. Assessment of Water Productivity of Beels and Socio-Economic Condition of Fishermen in Chuadanga District. M. Phil. students (June 2012-June 2015). Running
  2. Md. Abdul Mannan. 2012. Comparative study of different types of sinking and floating feeds formulations for culture of Pangasius Sutchi in Bangladesh. Ph. D. students (June 2012-June 2015). Running
  3. Mohammad Abdul Baten Bhuyain. 2012. Studies on different types of sinking & floating feeds formulations and comparative study on their effect on growth of Mono-sex Tilapia. Ph. D. students (June 2012-June 2015). Running
  4. Islam M. N. 2013. An investigation of environmental water quality parameters in the coastal fish ponds with reference to salinity effects on primary productivity. Ph. D. students (June 2013—June 2016). Running
  5. Anannya Sen Tumpa. 2014. Fish Farming in North-western Region of Bangladesh -Problems and Prospects. M. Phil. students (June 2014—June 2017). Running

MS students

  1. Mst. Somaiya Arefin, 2010. Temporal variations of the length-weight relationships and condition factor of small indigenous species Aspidoparia morar (Hamilton, 1822) (Cyprinidae) in the Jamuna River, northern Bangladesh. MS thesis, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. (M. S. in Fisheries Biology and Genetics, Roll No. : 05208203, Reg. No. : 1547, Session: 2004-2005).(Completed) 2012
  2. Aanannya Sen Tumpa, 2010. Reproductive Biology of the Mola Carplet Amblypharyngodon Mola (Hamilton, 1822) (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in the Padma River, Northwestern Bangladesh. M.S. thesis, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. (M. S. in Fisheries Biology and Genetics, Examination Roll No.: 05238218, Registration No.: 3061, Session: 2004-05, Examination Year: December, 2010). (Completed) 2012
  3. Md. Mahbub, Alam, 2011. Study on the Water Quality Characteristics Emphasizing on Phytoplankton at Natore Government Fish Farm. (Completed) 2013
  4. Mst. Murshida Begum. 2012. Comparative Study in the Density of Cyprinus carpio Spawn in the Pond Condition. (Completed) 2013
  5. Md. Shamim Hossain. 2011. Effects of organic fertilizer and supplementary feeds on growth performance of silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and bata (Cirrhinus reba) fry in nursery ponds. (Completed) 2013
  6. Md. Abul Hossain. 2012. Endoparasitic infestation in C. Punctatus (Bloch. 1793) collected from different water bodies in Sylhet Region. Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. (Completed) 2015.
  7. Farhana Rahman Nipa. 2013. Effect of dietary lipid on growth performance and body composition of Catla (Labeo rohita). (Completed) 2014
  8. Jesmin Ara. 2014. Impact of aquaculture farming on environment and socioeconomic status of fish farming in northern regions of Bangladesh. On going 

Honors Students:

  1. Md. Hafizur Rahman, 2011. Food and Feeding Habits of Aspidoparia morar (Hamilton 1882) in the River of Padma, Rajshahi. Honors thesis, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. (Completed)
  2. Nargis Mostofa, 2011. Food and Feeding Habits of Puntius sarana (Hamilton, 1822) in the River Padma, Rajshahi. Honors thesis, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. (Completed)
  3.  Nurzahan Begum. 2011. Socio Economic Status of Fishermen of Foliar Beel in Rajshahi District. (Completed)
  4. Laxi Rani Roy 2011. Socio Economic Status of Fishermen of Angrar Beel in Rajshahi District. (Completed)
  5. Suraia Sarmin. 2012. Food and Feeding Habit of Aspidoparia morar from the Padma River of North-western Bangladesh. (Completed)
  6. Farhana Rahman Nipa. 2012. Food and Feeding Habits of Puntius sarana from the Padma River of North-western Bangladesh. (Completed)
  7. Jesmin Ara. 2012. Effects of Fry Stocking Densities on Growth, Survival Rate and Production of Hypophthalmichthys molitrix, Cyprinus carpio var. specularis and Labeo rohita in Earthen Ponds at Natore Fish Farm, Natore. (Completed)
  8. Nayon. 2013. Impact of aquaculture intervention in fish diversity and production in cola Beel. (Completed)
  9. Rajia Sultana. 2013. A study of fish marketing system and seasonal price variation of fish in selected areas of Rajshahi District. (Completed)
  10. Jahim Uddin. 2014. Effect of dietary lipid on growth performance and body composition of Catla (Catla catla). (Ongoing) 2015

 

*    PROJECT GRANTS AWARDED:

  1. Awarded project entitled “Teaching Award program” 2004 under SUFER Project funded by Department for International Development (DFID), UK. (International). Project Director - Associate Professor Dr. Md. Istiaque Hossain (Completed).
  2. Awarded Project entitled “Studies on different types of sinking & floating feeds formulations and comparative study on their effect on growth of Mono-sex Tilapia” Under Ministry of Science and Technology (Memo no- 39.009.006.01.00.042.2013/BS -69/403) Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh 2012-2013. Project Director - Associate Professor Dr. Md. Istiaque Hossain and Associate Project Director Assistant Professor Abu Syed Jewel under the Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205. (National). (Completed).
  3. Awarded project entitled “Floodplain Aquaculture: Impacts on ecology and biodiversity” under Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF) June’ 2013- December’ 2013. Project Director & Associate Investigator- Associate Professor Dr. Md. Istiaque Hossain and Dr. Md. Yeamin Hossain, Dept. of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205. (National). (Completed).
  4. Awarded Projects entitled, “Effect of dietary lipid on growth performance and body composition of Catla (Catla catla)”under University Grants Commission (UGC) (Memo no- 6(78)/UGC/BKA/Ag/(32)/2013/6811), 2013-2014. Project Director- Associate Professor Dr. Md. Istiaque Hossain, Dept. of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205. (National). (Completed).
  5. Awarded Projects entitled, “Effect of dietary lipid on growth performance and body composition of Koi (Anabas testudineous)”under Rajshahi University (RU), 2013-2014. Project Director - Associate Professor Dr. Md. Istiaque Hossain and Associate Project  Director Dr. Alamin Sarker under the Dept. of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205”. (National). (Completed).
  6. Awarded Projects entitled “Sustainable management of small indigenous fish species (SIS) in the Padma River and its implications policy in Bangladesh” Under Ministry of Education Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh 2014-2015. Project Director and Associate project Director - Dr. Md. Yeamin Hossain and Professor Dr. Md. Istiaque Hossain, respectively under the Departmentof Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205. (National) (Running).
  7. Awarded Projects entitled “Challenge of cage culture program in the River Padma, Rajshahi”. Under Ministry of Science and Technology Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Letter no- 39.009.002.01.00.053.2014-2015/BS 16/15) 2014-2015. Project Director - Professor Dr. Md. Istiaque Hossain of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205. (National)  (Running).
  8. Awarded Projects entitled “Sustainable Development of Aquaculture in the North-Western Bangladesh with Consideration of Emerging Climate Changes” Under Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF) (Memo no.- KGF BKGET /CGP :2nd call (2014) /09 (22)). Project Director - Professor Dr. Md. Istiaque Hossain of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205. (National) (Running).

Awarded Projects entitled, “Assessment of Pond Productivity for Carp Fish Species in Rajshahi” under Rajshahi University (RU), 2015-2016. Project Director - Professor Dr. Md. Istiaque Hossain under the Dept. of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205”. (National). (Still under Process).

 

Projects and Grants:
  • Commonwealth scholarship award 2006 (From March, 2006 to December 2009), for Ph.D. research under the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

  • Research Associate fellowship award 2006, WorldFish Center, Pinang Malaysia for Ph. D. research.

  • eaching Award' program 2004 under SUFER Project funded by Department for International Development (DFID), UK.

Selected Publications:

2001

  1. M. I Hossain, M. A. R. Faruk, M. J. U. Miah, M. K. Kanak and N. C. Roy, 2001. Effect of fertilization on benthos production, Bangladesh J. Fish, 24(1-2): 39-43.

  2. N. C. Roy, M. A. R. Faruk, M. S. Azad and M. I. Hossain, 2001. Culture prospects of nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in backyard ditches at farmers level, Bangladesh J. Fish 24(1-2): 31-38.

2002

  1. M. A. Alam, S. Dewan, M. I. Hossain and M. G. Hussain, 2002. Food and feeding habit of Tor putitora (Hamilton), Univ.j.zool. Rajshahi Univ.Vol.21, pp.21-22

  2. K. A. Huq, M. I. Hossain and M. N. Huda, 2002. Abundance and feeding ecology of freshwater apple snail Pila globosa in beel ecosystem of Gopalgonj, Univ.j.zool. Rajshahi Univ.Vol.21, 2002.pp.35-36.

  3. M. N. Zaman, M. I. Hossain, M. S. Rahman, M. Nazrul Islam, 2002. Effects of periphyton on monoculture of GIFT tilapia. J. bio-sci, 10:53-58.
  4. M. A. Alam, M. G. Hossain, M. I. Hossain and S. Dewan, 2002. The diel and seasonal patterns of feedings of Tor putitora (Hamilton). J. bio-sci, 10:95-99.

2008

  1. K. D. Simon, F. A. Flowra, M. I. Hossain, R. Islam, K. A. Huqand A. G. Mazlan, 2008.  A comparative study of traditional and improved traditional culture system of black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in khulna, Bangladesh. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management 3(2):41-51.

2009

  1. M. I. Hossain, C. Siwar, Mazlin Bin Mokhtar, M. M. Dey, A. H. Jaafar. 2009. Socio-economic condition of fishermen in seasonal floodplain beels in Rajshahi district, Bangladesh. Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4: 74-81.

2010

  1. M. I. Hossain, C. Siwar, Mazlin Bin Mokhtar, M. M. Dey, A. H. Jaafar. 2010. Impact of Community Based Fish Culture on Seasonal Floodplain Beel - A Comparative Study. J. Sci. Res. 2 (2) 369-379.

Seminar/Conference:
  1. Lestari Postgraduate Colloquium 17 th and 18 th June 2010 at the conference Hall of the center for research for Instrumentation Management (CRIM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

  2. International Conference on 'Community Based Approaches to Fisheries Management". Organized by the Community Based Fisheries Management (CBFM 2) Project, Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh and the Worldfish Center, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 6-7 March, 2007

Attended in workshop

1.      I have attended the workshop on "Recent Trends in Environmental Sciences" April,24-26,2004 for paper presentation. Organized by National Environmental Science Academy in collaboration with Dept.of Botany,Jamia Hamdard University,New Delhi-110062, India.

2.      I have attended the workshop on "Graduate Curriculum development course in Fisheries Syllabus" 13-31 October 2003 from Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management field of study, School of Environment Research and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand.

3.      Attended in the Final Workshop on Community Based (CB) Fish Culture in Seasonal Floodplains in Bangladesh on 29 th March 2010, at the conference room of Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Alokar More, Rani Bazar, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

 

Training obtained:

1.   Participated in a training program on "Scio-Economic Studies on Fisheries & Rural Development" organized by the Department of Agriculture Extension Education Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh dated on 2004.

2.   I received a TOT on "Gender & Development (GAD)" from Step Towards Development (STD) organized by Mymensingh Aquaculture Extension Project (MAEP) dated from June 2-11, 1997.

.3.  I received Training on "Group &Credit Management" from GTI, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh organized by Mymensingh Aquaculture Extension Project (MAEP) dated from May 24-25, 1998.

4.   I received Training on "Participatory Approach and Need Based Short Training session" from GTI, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh organized by   Mymensingh Aquaculture Extension Project (MAEP) dated from June 16-17, 1998

 

Membership

1.      Life membership (L/M No. 737) of National Environmental Science Academy Raj Tower-1, Alaknanda Community center, New Delhi-1100919, India was admitted on 27.6.2004.

2.      Life membership of Zoological Society of Bangladesh was admitted on 27 th of January 2004.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • Chess champion in Bangladesh Agricultural University Daba shamiti from 1990 to 1996.
  • Chess champion in the department of Fisheries, university of Rajshahi on 2003.
  • Chess champion in Teacher's club of Rajshahi University, university of Rajshahi on 2003
  • Basket ball player in the Bangladesh Agricultural University