Events | MCBES 2015

Events | MCBES 2015

We believe the Marine Conservation and Blue Economy Symposium 2015 will pave the way for identifying, communicating and mainstreaming the challenges of Marine Conservation in Bangladesh and exploring the potential of comprehensive research in Marine Conservation Science.

Marine Conservation and Blue Economy Symposium 2015
8 June 2015, Monday (On the occasion of World Oceans Day 2015)
Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh, Dhaka


Inaugural Session
9.00-9.30 Participants Welcome and Registration
9.30-10.20 Opening of the SymposiumChair: Dr. M Niamul Naser, Adviser, SOS and Professor, Dept. of Zoology, DU Welcome speech by symposium secretary Dr. Kazi Ahsan Habib, Associate Professor, Dept. of Fisheries, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Speech of special guests Dr. Md. Jakariya, Adviser, MCBES15 and Chair of DESM, North South University.

Dr. Anwara Begum Shelly, National Coordinator, Mangroves for the Future (MFF), Bangladesh. IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Bangladesh.

Mr. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad , Country Representative, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Bangladesh.

Muhammad Nurul Islam (Honorary Consul General of Japan.)

Mr. Nasiruddin Md. Humayun (Director (Marine), Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, People’s republic of Bangladesh.)

Opening speech by chief guest
Mr. Syed Arif Azad
(Director General, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, People’s republic of Bangladesh.)

Vote of Thanks by Chair of the opening

Dr. M Niamul Naser

10.20-10.40 Inaugural of Shushuk Mela and Tea Break
Technical Session (Theme: Marine Conservation in Bangladesh: Status and Challenges)
10.40-11.05 Keynote Speech: ‘Grounded in science, local expertise, and community led…’ by Mr. Nathan Sage, Environment Officer, USAID Bangladesh.
Session 1 (Main Room) Theme: Marine Conservation Science
Chair: Dr. Gulshan Ara Latifa, Adviser, MCBES15 and Professor, Dept of Zoology, DU; Moderator: Dr. Md. Enamul Hoq, Chief Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute
11.05-11.25 ‘Need of Better Understanding and Management of Marine Fisheries Resources’ by Mahmudul Karim
11.25-11.45 ‘Promoting turtle excluder devices (TED) for sea turtle conservation’ by Dr. SMA Rashid
11.45-12.05 ‘Coping with Climate Change Impacts: The Case of Coastal Fishing Communities in Patualkhali Region, Bangladesh’ by Atiqur R. Sunny
12.25-12.45 ‘Seaweeds, the future revenue of Bangladesh coastal water’ by Dr. Abdul Aziz
12.45-13.05 ‘Monitoring Sea Surface Temperature in the Coastal Belt of Bangladesh’ by Shakil khan
Session 2(Room 2, Level 4) Theme: Marine Science ResearchChair: Dr. A K M Nowshad Alam, Editor, MCBES15 and Professor, Department of Fisheries Technology, BAU Moderator: Dr. Md. Jakariya, Adviser, MCBES15 and Chair of DESM, North South University.
11.05-11.25 ‘Status and Migration Pattern of Three Threatened Wader in Sonadia Island, Southeast coast of Bangladesh with Special Emphasis on Critically Endangered Spoon-billed sandpiper’ by Shayer Mahmood Ibney Alam
11.25-11.45 ‘Determination of Fishing-time-chart in the Coastal Region of Bangladesh Using Harmonic Tidal Analysis’ by Babu Kumar Roy
11.45-12.05 ‘Advance use of GIS and RS in the Validation of Potential Fishing Zones (PFZ) Forecasting Along The Bay of Bengal’ by Shahadat Hossain
12.25-12.45 ‘Capturing and Conserving Natural Carbon for Sustainable Ecosystem along Bay of Bengal’ by Tawhidur Rahaman
12.45-13.05 ‘‘Taxonomic Study of Coral Fish of Saint Martin’s Island in The Bay of Bengal’ by M. M. Sarker
Main Room 13.05-13.25 ‘Scientific Background of the First Declared MPA of Bangladesh’ by Elisabeth Fahrni Mansur, Director, Training & Education, Wildlife Conservation Society Bangladesh Program.
13.25-14.30 Lunch and Prayer Break
Panel Discussion
Theme: Locally Led Marine ConservationChair: Mahmudul Karim, Executive Director, Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation.
Moderator: Alifa Bintha Haque, Director of R&D, Save Our Sea
14.30-15.00 Keynote 1 : ‘Catalysing community-led marine conservation: lessons learned in locally managed marine areas from the western Indian Ocean’ by Dr. Alasdair Harris, Executive Director, Blue Ventures.
15.00 -17.00 Open Discussions
Panel Discussants

  • Dr. Anwara Begum Shelly, National Coordinator, MFF Bangladesh. Gender Focal Point, IUCN Bangladesh.
  • Dr. Md. Abdur Rob Mollah, Chairman, Nature Conservation Management (NACOM) and Professor, Dept of Zoology, DU.
  • Dr. Abdul Aziz, Professor, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka.
  • Dr. M Shahidul Islam, Professor, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka.
  • Dr SMA Rashid, Chief Executive, CARINAM, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Benoy Kumar Barman, Senior Scientist & Research Coordinator, WorldFish.
  • Dr. Muslem Uddin Ahmed, Associate Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries,University of Chittagong.
  • Sheikh Rokon, Secretary General, Riverine People.
17.00-17.10 Closure of the Symposium

  • Conclusions-Recommendations
  • Date and Place of the MCBES16
  • Closing Speech by AKM Fazlul Haque Majumder, President, Save Our Sea


Register for the events



 Important Links:

1. MCBES 2015 Homepage
2. Call For Papers – MCBE Symposium
3. The People



Alifa Bintha Haque
Director of Research and Development
Save Our Sea
49/1 Babar Road, Block B, Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207.

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