Balaram Mahalder
Balaram Mahalder
WorldFish Center-Khulna

Postal address: House-225, Road-14, Nirala R/A, Khulna, Bangladesh
Cell: +8801714022521
Email: [email protected]


Key Aptitudes

  • Shrimp culture, extension and training;
  • Fish biodiversity conservation and management;
  • Freshwater prawn and fish farming;


Gist of Experiences
(Above 8 Years of working experiences in international development and research organizations)

  • Above 4 years experiences on shrimp culture in improved technology, its extension and training to root level shrimp farmers in South-western Bangladesh.
  • 4 years research based experiences on fish biodiversity conservation in community based fisheries management approaches in inland open waters of North-east Bangladesh.
  • Involved in freshwater prawn and fish farming in South-western Bangladesh more than10 years and continuing.


Academic Background

  • MS in Aquaculture (2003), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Research Work: The Sustainable Livelihoods Approach of Freshwater Prawn Production in South-western Bangladesh.
  • Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (2001), Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.


Employment Records

  • March 2012 to till date: Technical Specialist, Greater Harvest and Economic Returns from Shrimp (GHERS) WorldFish Center, Bangladesh and South Asia.
  • November 2007 to February 2012: Research Assistant, Fisheries Research Support Project (FRSP), WorldFish Center, Bangladesh and South Asia.
  • December 2006 to September 2007: Extension Officer, Shrimp Quality Support Project II, WorldFish Center Bangladesh.
  • January 2006 to November 2006: Assistant Extension Officer, Shrimp Quality Support Project (SQSP), WorldFish Center Bangladesh.
  • January 2004 to December 2005: Assistant Extension Officer, Shrimp Seal of Quality (SSOQ), ATDP-II, USAID.




Computer Aptitude

  • Well experienced in-
    • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Access)
    • Graphics and design (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator)
    • Internet


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