Bangladesh

Bangladesh
Dr. A. K. Yousuf Haroon

A.K. Yousuf Haroon, Dr Sci. (Norway)


 
Dr A. K. Yousuf Haroon is currently National Technical Adviser, Support to Sustainable Management of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) since June 2010. Read more...
 
Prior to joining in the BOBLME Project he worked as the National Adviser, Strengthening Institutional Capacity of DoF Project, Agriculture Sector Support Programme II (ASPS-II), Regional Fisheries and Livestock Development Component (RFLDC) of the Danida supported DoF-project in Bangladesh for 2.5 years since June 2008. His current research activities and field of interests include donor funded overall project management and implementation; marine fisheries and integrated coastal zone management; fish, sharks-rays & phytoplankton taxonomy; limnology, hydrobiology & wetland ecology; warm water aquaculture, and captive breeding of carps, minnows and catfishes; feeding strategies, niches, selectivity, & daily ration of fishes; fish population dynamics, stock assessment of natural depressions & impact assessment of flood control structures on fisheries and their mitigative measures; integrated rice-fish/shrimp farming and its synergies and training of fisheries managers, youths and fishers.
 
Previously, Dr Yousuf served the Department of Fisheries (DoF), Bangladesh as an ecologist; Department of Biology, University of Basrah, Iraq as a Teaching Assistant; Master Plan Organization of the National Water Plan Project, Bangladesh Water Development Board as a Fisheries Consultant and the BFRI as Senior, Principal and Chief Scientist. He completed the Doctorate of Science (Dr Sci.) from the world famous school of fisheries, the Institute of Fisheries and Marine Biology (IFM), University of Bergen, Norway. Dr Yousuf completed higher educational training from the Center for Environmental & Estuarine Studies (CEES), Solomons, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA; Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and Tietgen Business College, Odens, Denmark. He retired from the BFRI job in February 2008.
 
Dr Yousuf visited USA, UK, Iraq, Kuwait, Thailand, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, and Sri Lanka and is at ease to work with multinational group/team. He is happily married and father of two daughters (studying medicine and dentistry), and a son (studying in elementary school).
 
He has to his credits more than 47 peer-reviewed research papers published in national and international journals, 42 technical reports, training modules, peer-reviewed proceeding’s papers and 11 popular scientific articles relevant to limnology-hydrobiology, phytoplankton taxonomy and various aspects of Bangladesh fisheries. He was an active member of the Network of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries Professionals (NTAFP), Penang, Malaysia and life-member of the Asian Fisheries Society, WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia.
 
Dr Yousuf co-authored a book on Climate change and chemicals: Environmental and biological aspects with Golam Kibria, Dayanthi Nugegoda and Gavin Rose in January 2010, 460 pp. published by New India Publishing Agency (NIPA), New Delhi, India. He is also a contributing author of Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh. Vol. 24, Marine Fishes (for Elasmobranch fishes: Sharks, skates and rays and marine fishes) and Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh. Vol. 23, Freshwater Fishes both published in 2009 by the prestigious Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. At the moment in addition to his work as the National Technical Adviser to the Support to Sustainable Management of the BOBLME Project, BFRI, Dr Yousuf is compiling his newly finished book on the Shark and shark fisheries in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh and Rice-Fish farming: Ecology, food-feeding habit and strategy, niche measures, yield potential, insecticide use, IPM issues and conflicts. Collapse
Shark fisheries management
Shark fisheries management