Md. Ashraful Islam

Md. Ashraful Islam
Lecturer, Department of Fisheries Management
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh

Phone: +88-01716-032989
Skype: mdashraful1

Citizenship: Bangladesh
Home Address: Village- Dhumkhatia, Post office- Mahigonj, Postal code- 5403, P.S.- Rangpur Sadar, District- Rangpur, Country- Bangladesh
Languages: English- Good, Bangla- Mother tongue

Research Interest:

  • Management and Conservation of Aquatic Biodiversity
  • Impact of climate change on fisheries resources
  • Freshwater prawn farming

Expertise in Laboratory Techniques/Equipments:

  • Water Quality Analyses (DO meter, pH meter, Refractometer, Distilled water, Deionized water, Conductivity meter, HACH kit)
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Biochemical Analysis (Proximate composition, amino and fatty acid profiles)

Efficiency in Computer Software and Statistical Analysis:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Web page editing (Front page)
  • Data analysis: MStatc and SPS

Professional Experience:

  • Period: Aug 2008 – Current
    Position: Lecturer
    Organization: Department of Fisheries Management, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University (HSTU), Dinajpur, Bangladesh
  • Period: Jan 2007 – Jun 2008
    Position: Research Assistant
    Organization: Water Quality and Pond Dynamics Laboratory, Faculty of Fisheries, BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Teaching Experience:
Organization: Department of Fisheries Management, HSTU, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
Program: Undergraduate

  • Semester: January – June, 2010
    Courses: *FMG 201 & 202: Biological Limnology, *FMG 301 & 302: Fish Population Dynamics-II and FMG 403: Fisheries Resources
  • Semester: July – December, 2009
    Courses: FMG 203: Fish Population Dynamics-I, FMG 205: Aquatic Environmental Science and *FMG 405 and 406: Marine Fisheries Management
  • Semester: January – June, 2009
    Courses: *FMG 201 & 202: Biological Limnology, *FMG 301 & 302: Fish Population Dynamics-II and FMG 403: Fisheries Resources
  • Semester: July – December, 2008,
    Courses: FMG 203: Fish Population Dynamics-I *FMG 405 & 406: Marine Fisheries Management *FMG 103 & 104: Physico-chemical Limnology

Note: * = Both theoretical and practical


  • M. Ashraful Islam, Abdul Wahab and Shamsur Rahman, 2010. Freshwater Prawn culture: Innovative Techniques, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, Dudweiler Landstr, 99, 66123 Saarbrucken, Germany, 92pp.

Scientific papers:

  • M. Asaduzzaman, M.M. Rahman , M.E. Azim , M. Ashraful Islam , M.A. Wahab, M.C.J. Verdegem and J.A.J. Verreth. 2010. Effects of C/N ratio and substrate addition on natural food communities in freshwater prawn monoculture ponds. Aquaculture (306) 127 – 136.
  • Sheikh Md. Shamsur Rahman, Md. Abdul Wahab, Md. Ashraful Islam, Mrityunjoy Kunda and Md. Ekram Azim. 2010. Effects of selective harvesting and claw ablation of all-male freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) on water quality, production and economics in polyculture ponds. Aquaculture Research (41) 404 – 417.
  • Sheikh Md. Shamsur Rahman, Md. Abdul Wahab, Mrityunjoy Kunda, Md. Ashraful Islam and Md. Ekram Azim. 2010. Density effects of silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix and catla Catla catla on the production system in all-male freshwater prawn–finfish polyculture ponds. Aquaculture Research. (in press)
  • A. Milstein, M.A. Wahab, A. Kadir, S.A.H. Sagor and M.A. Islam. 2009. Effects of intervention in the water column and/or pond bottom through species composition on polyculture of large carps and small indigenous species. Aquaculture (286) 246-253.
  • A.K.M. Rohul Amin, M. Ashraul Islam, M. Abdul Kader, Mahbuba Bulbul, Mostafa A.R. Hossain and M. Ekram Azim. 2010. Production performance of sutchi catfish Pangasius hypophthalmus in restricted feeding regime: effects on gut, liver and meat quality. Aquaculture Research. (submitted)
  • Sheikh Md. Shamsur Rahman, Md. Ashraful Islam, Md. Abdul Wahab, Mst. Rubia Banu, Mrityunjoy Kundu and Md. Ekram Azim. 2010. Effects of stocking density of all-male freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii on ecosystem, production and economics in polyculture ponds. Aquaculture Research. (submitted)

Training/Workshop Attended:

  • Orientation Training for Lecturers of Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU), Dinajpur, Bangladesh, Institute of Research and Training Auditorium, HSTU, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Dated September 28-29, 2010
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Enterprise Development for the Adivashi Communities in the North and Northwest Region of Bangladesh, Caritas Auditorium, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Dated October 28, 2009
  • Impacts of Climate Change on Livelihoods, Agriculture and Aquaculture & Fisheries sectors of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. Dated October 01, 2009
  • Freshwater prawn (golda chingri) farming in Bangladesh: Technologies for sustainable production and quality control, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dated July 09, 2009
  • Regional workshop on Production and Conservation of Small Indigenous Fish Species (SIS) for Improved Food & Nutrition Security and Livelihoods of Rural Populations of South & Southeast Asia, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dated December 03-04, 2008
  • Training on GIS and Remote Sensing Professional Course for Coastal Lagoon Management, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue city , Viet Nam. Dated June 02-28, 2008
  • Data analysis: MStatc and SPSS, Graduate Training Institute, BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Dated March 29-April 10, 2008
  • Freshwater Prawn Farming: Search For New Technologies, BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Dated May 16, 2007
  • An Advanced course on Communicative English, Department of Language, BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Dated February 01 2007 – April 03 2007
  • Study Tour on Agricultural Extension Education, Department of Agricultural Extension, BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Dated June 18-23, 2006
  • Training on Aquaculture Management, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Mymensingh. Dated April 16-19, 2005
  • Aquaculture, Extension and Training Methodology, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Dated March 28-31, 2005

Academic Background:

  • Degree: Master of Science (M.S.) in Fisheries Management
    Specialization: Aquatic Ecology and Production Systems
    Organization: Department of Fisheries Management, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
    Period: Jan 2007- Jun 2008
    Academic attainment: Grade: A (3.984 in 4 point scale).
    Dissertation: Title- All-Male Freshwater Prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii culture with Selective harvesting and Claw ablation. Supervisor: Professor- Dr. M.A. Wahab.
    Courses completed: Advanced Aquatic Ecology, Limnology, Water Quality and Environmental Impact, Aquatic Environmental Pollution and Toxicology, Fish Population Dynamics, Fisheries Resources, Mangrove Exploitation and Management, Inland Fisheries Management, Marine Fisheries Management, Community Based Fisheries Management, Riverine Fisheries Management, Oceanography.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (Honours)
    Specialization: Aquaculture, Fisheries Biology and Genetics, Fisheries Management, Fisheries Technology.
    Organization: Faculty of Fisheries, BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
    Period: Jul 2002 – Jul 2006
    Academic attainment: Grade A (3.894 in 4 point scale)
    Courses completed: Biochemistry, Statistics, Fisheries Zoology, General Ichthyology, Fish Physiology, Principles of Genetics, Aquatic Pollution and Toxicology, Fish Farm Design and Construction, Embryology, Marine Food Chemistry, Live Food Culture, Fish Parasitology, Fish Pathology, Fish Nutrition, Reproductive Physiology of Fishes, Genetics and Fish Breeding, Fisheries Research Planning and Evaluation, Fish Feed Technology, Integrated Aqua farming, Principles of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Introductory Aquaculture, Freshwater Aquaculture, Coastal Aquaculture, Wetland Ecosystem, Aquatic Soil Science, Fishery Products and By-Products, Hatchery Management, Biodiversity and Fishery Systematic, Aquatic Ecology, Limnology, Fish Population Dynamics, Fishery Management, Fisheries Microbiology, Fish Processing, Fish Stock Assessment.
  • Certificate: Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    Institute: Police Line School and College, Rangpur, Bangladesh
    Period: 1999-2001
    Academic attainment: Marks 72.8% ( 1st Division)
    Courses Completed: Bengali, English, Chemistry, Physics, Biology & Mathematics
  • Certificate: Secondary School Certificate (SSC)
    Institute: Afan Ullah High School, Rangpur, Bangladesh
    Period: 1994-1999
    Academic attainment: Marks 83.4% (1st Division with star marks)
    Courses completed: Bengali, English, Social Science, Religious Education, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Mathematics & Higher Mathematics

Names and Contacts of Professional Referees:

  • Dr. Md. Abdul Wahab
    Department of Fisheries Management
    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
    Telephone: +880 – 91 – 556957
    Mobile : +880 – 1715 – 099156
    Fax : +880 – 91 – 55810
    E-mail :
  • Dr. Ekram Azim
    Research Associate and Sessional Lecturer
    Ecological Modeling Laboratory
    Dept. of Physical and Environmental Sciences
    University of Toronto at Scarborough
    1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4
    Phone: 416 – 208 – 2758
    Fax: 416 – 287 – 7279
  • Dr. Zoarder Faruque Ahmed
    Department of Fisheries Management
    Bangladesh Agricultural Univeristy,
    Mymensingh – 2202, Bangladesh
    Cell no. + 880- 1712- 269016

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