Program Details


Thematic sessions

  • Aquaculture and nutrition
  • Aquatic resource management and conservation
  • Oceanography and blue economy
  • Fish biology, genetics and biotechnology
  • Fish harvesting, processing and value addition
  • Aquatic health and medicine
  • Climate change and fisheries
  • Socioeconomics, livelihoods and gender
  • Fisheries strategies, planning and policy
Keynote speakers: Coming soon

Important Deadlines

Deadline for Submission of abstract: 15 June, 2019
Notification of acceptance: 20 June, 2019
Registration Deadline: 05 July, 2019 20 July, 2019

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Field trip

Location: Tanguar Haor, Sunamgonj, Bangladesh
Date: 27 August 2019

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Tanguar Haor

Tanguar Haor is one of the largest river basin wetland ecosystem (approximately 100 kmĀ² in area) having national importance as well as international focus, located at Tahirpur and Dharmapasha Upazilas (sub-district), Sunamgonj district of the north-eastern part of Bangladesh. Forty six villages are scattered throughout the Haor, which provides livelihoods for more than 40,000 of its residents. To address overexploitation of its natural resources, it has been declared as an Ecologically Critical Area in 1990 by Bangladesh Government. It is a rich ecosystem accompanied by a mosaic of habitats for hundred types of migratory birds and indigenous fish species, and other aquatic flora and fauna. This Haor ecosystem has been declared as a Ramsar site in 2000 for being a wetland of international importance.

It is approximately 80 km away from the Sylhet Agricultural University campus and takes roughly 2.0 hours to reach there by bus. The single day excursion includes a pleasant boat trip to enjoy scenic beauty of Haor ecosystem in Bangladesh. This field trip will provide opportunity to visit various areas of reed lands, swamp forests and fish congregation areas, fishing villages, etc