Subhash Chandra Chakraborty, PhD
Director General, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute and
National Coordinator, BOBLME-Bangladesh

Dr Subhash Chandra Chakraborty is currently the Director General, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) and National Coordinator (NC), Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project, Bangladesh. He is a Professor of the Department of Fisheries Technology, Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh. Read more...
He completed his Ph. D. from the famous Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK in 1992 and did the Post-doctoral from the same institute in 2001. Dr Chakraborty has vast experience and specialization on fish nutrition, fish energetics, post-harvest technology (fish preservation, fish processing technology and handling), fish processing biochemistry and microbiology; fish product technology; Advanced fishing technology; fishers livelihood, and quality control. Dr Chakraborty has a teaching experience of 31 years in the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels in the Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.
Dr Chakraborty has to his credit a track record of 57 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals both at home and abroad. He is a member of different scientific societies.
Prof Dr Chakraborty is married and has a son and a daughter, both grown up. Collapse


Dr Premachand
Director General (I/C),
Fishery Survey of India (FSI)
BOBLME National Co-ordinator for India

Dr Premachand has been the National Coordinator for India since 2013.


Mrs Erni Widjajanti
Deputy Director
Fisheries resource management in Indonesia EEZ and High Seas
Ministry of Marine Affaires and Fisheries
BOBLME National Co-ordinator for Indonesia

Mrs Erni Widjajanti has been the National Coordinator for Indonesia since 2013.


Mr Ismail Bin Ishak
Coordinatior, International Affairs Fisheries Reserch Institute
Dpartment of Fisheries Malaysia
BOBLME National Co-ordinator for Malaysia.

Mr Ismail Bin Ishak has been the National Coordinator for Malaysia since 2010.


Dr Mohamed Shiham Adam
Executive Director Marine Research Centre
Ministry of Fisheries Agriculture and Marine Resources
BOBLME National Co-ordinator for Maldives.

Dr Mohamed Shiham Adam has been the National Coordinator for Maldives since 2010.


Mr U Mya Than Tun
Assistant Director Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries
Department of Fisheries
BOBLME National Co-ordinator for Myanmar

Mr Mya Than Tun graduated in 1979 from Rangoon (Yangon) Art and Science University with a BSc in Zoology with an Ichthyology special, and he completed his MSc, F – 1 in 1980. Mr Mya Than Tun started his work as a Research Assistant with the Marine Fisheries Resources Survey and Research Unit, established by FAO. From 1980 to present (April 2011), he has conducted marine fisheries research activities with FAO experts, and other international scientists, and he is now the Assistant Director of the Department Of Fisheries of the Ministry Of Livestock And Fisheries. Read more...
In 1994, he the Coastal Research and Resources Management Program (Thailand) and in 1999, he took the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Technique and Open Scuba Diver course with PADI (Viet Nam). He participated in the Preliminary Survey of Coral Reef at Rakhine Coast and Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago and in 2002, in the First Myanmar – India Oceanography Expedition Cruise in collaboration with Indian scientists and studied Chemistry and Oceanography at the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Goa India.
In 2002, he collaborated with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and conducted the first expedition of the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) dolphin survey of the entire length of Irrawaddy River. He also established the Environment and Endangered Aquatic Animals Conservation Unit. In 2005 he proposed and established the protected Ayeyarwady Dolphin Protected Area at Ayeyarwady River.
Presently (April 2011) apart from his involvement in the BOBLME Project as National Coordinator, he is conducting the Ayeyarwady Dolphin Research and Conservation Programme in the Ayeyarwady River. He also collaborates with Wildlife Conservation Society as Coordinator and he conducts cetacean research activities with WCS. Mr Mya Than Tun also participates in the dugong conservation research and management program with CMS. Collapse


Dr D.M.R.B. Dissanayake
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
BOBLME National Co-ordinator for Sri Lanka

Dr D.M.R.B. Dissanayake has been the National Coordinator for Sri Lanka since 2014.


Ms Praulai Nootmorn
Marine Fisheries Research and Technological Development Institute
BOBLME National Co-ordinator for Thailand.

Ms Nootmorn graduated with B.S. degree in Fisheries from Kasetsart University in 1984, and went on to complete her M.S. in Fisheries Science from Kasetsart University in 1989. After 23 years of service to the same organization, she is current Director of the Andaman Sea Fisheries Research and Development Center in Phuket, Thailand. She is an expert in the fisheries, and marine resources of Thailand, and has substantial experience in project management in coastal resources assessment, data collection schemes through participatory approach techniques, and has worked on numerous fisheries projects involving close connection to the fishing communities at all levels of operation. She has contributed to a long list of National and International fisheries initiatives, research projects, and collaborative fisheries management projects, and has published many papers and contributed to many more.