Category: Academic | Institute | Resource

Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi : Facts and FAQs

A. Initiation Importance of fisheries sector needs no introduction in Bangladesh. Considering its enormous potentials in northern Bangladesh, activities of the Department of Fisheries were initiated in the year 2000 under the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Rajshahi. The first batch of students was admitted in the session 2000-2001.

B. Courses offered The Department offers different courses both at undergraduate level: B.Sc. Fisheries (Hons.) and postgraduate level: …read more

Category: Aquaculture | Freshwater

Fish culture in ponds and rice-fields by the poor Adivasi households in northwest and northern Bangladesh

An Adivasi woman showing harvested fish from her rice-fish-plot

An Adivasi woman showing harvested fish from her rice-fish-plot

Background: Adivasis are found far from the main stream development in Bangladesh. Unfortunately efforts neither on the proven aquaculture technology for ponds and rice fields nor the suitable approach like FFS (Farmers Field …read more

Category: Admission Test | Career | Education

Higher Study in Fisheries: Why and How?

Importance of Fisheries education:

Bangladesh is a country of rivers, rivulets and tributaries. These water bodies abound in fishery resources. Around 60% of animal protein is supplied by the fisheries items which are also considered as the cheapest and richest source of animal protein. Only fisheries science can effectively assist in understanding the mechanisms and thereby increase in animal protein supply through fisheries items. Bangladesh is one of the …read more

Category: Aquaculture | Livelihood

Potentials of Khas Ponds and Kharis in Barind Areas: Sustainable Rural Livelihoods in the Face of Climate Change

barind tracts

The study was conducted in four Upazilas (Nachole, Tanore, Godagari and Niamotpur) under Barind Tract for a period of four months (September 2008 to December 2008) with a view to exploring the potentials of khas ponds and kharis towards the sustainable rural livelihood in the face of climate change. Diversified irrigation …read more

Category: Aquaculture | Freshwater

Fresh Water Prawn Farming: A Seed of Hope for the Northern Bangladesh

fresh prawn farming

Freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) has become an important subject in recent years to the rural peoples for their livelihood, to the enterprises and exporters for raw materials and to the researchers for searching new technologies suitable for the different climatic zones of Bangladesh. The production technology of prawn polyculture is …read more