Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University




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Dr. Khandaker Anisul Huq

Ph. D. in Biology (1997), Tohoku University, Japan

M.S. in Biology (1993), Ryukyus University, Japan

B.Sc. Fisheries (1985) - Bangladesh Agricultural University.

Freshwater and Coastal Aquaculture, Freshwater Ecology, Fisheries Management and Conservation, Aquaculture Extension, Project Planning and Research Methodology

Research Experiences

I have conducted several research projects (13) funded by DFID, UGC, FAO, UNDP, WorldFish, BAS, Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, Khulna University Research Cell etc. Research area covers diversified field like food security, livelihood of the poor community, environment, resource mobilization, biodiversity etc. I have capability of initiating, planning, formulating, implementing and evaluating short and long term project.  

Ongoing Research Project

Project Title: Development of in-situ Breeding technology of major crustacean Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) and Adoption of Sustainable Eco-Friendly Culture of Prawn and Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) by applying probiotics. Duration: 2019-2021; Position: Principal Investigator; Funding agency:  Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC, NATP-2); Co-PI: Shikder Saiful Islam and Joyanta Bir

Completed Research Project (Last 7 Year)

1. Project Name: AQUAFISH INOVATION LAB project “Integrated Mola fish and gher/freshwater prawn farming with dyke cropping to increase household nutrition and earnings for rural farmers in Southwest Bangladesh”. Program activities funded in part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under CA/LWA No. EPP-A-00-06-00012-00 and by participating US and Host Country institutions ; Duration: 2017-2018; Position: Principal Investigator

2. Project Name: An aquaculture inventory to improve the sector’s capacity to adapt to climate change impacts in the southern districts of Bangladesh, Duration: 2017-2018; Position: Principal InvestigatorFunding Agency: FAO and Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific ("NACA")

3. Project Name: Adoption of biofloc technology (BFT) in prawn in Eco-friendly  Aquaculture in coastal region of BangladeshDuration: 2016-2018; Position: Principal Investigator; Funding agency: Bangladesh Academy of Science and USDA

4. Project Title: Effect of probiotics on the production performance, bacterial quality and immune competence of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii). Duration: 2013-2015 Position: Principal InvestigatorFunding Agency: Ministry of Education, Bangladesh

Other completed Research Project


Project title

Supported Organization


Artificial spawning of Penaeid shrimp



Brood development and gonad maturation of some commercially important marine fishes (Sea bass and mullet)

ADB/World Bank/BFRI,Bangladesh Government


Environment friendly polyculture system of penaeid shrimp with milkfish (Chanos chanos).

ADB/World Bank/Bangladesh Government)

January to December, 2001

Fisheries resource and stock assessment in the Sundarbans under Sundarban World Heritage Biodiversity Project


 ADB/World Bank

1 April-2003- 31 March 2004

A comparative study of Carp-golda poly culture system with low cost feed and fertilization.


Khulna University Research Cell)

1 May2005- 31 March 2006

Mollusc marketing system through value chain analysis with special emphasis on livelihood of the poor fishers

DFID and organizing by BFRF)

1 May 2005-30  April 2006

Study on the shrimp farming on rice based eco-system in the Southwestern region on Bangladesh

Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh)

March 2007- Feb. 2008

Fertilizer based carp-prawn polyculture for the marginal farmer

 University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, Agargaon, Dhaka 1207)

July 2007- June 2008

Fish sanctuaries of greater Khulna region and their impacts on sustainable production and biodiversity conservation

Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh)

July 2007- June 2008

Fish Culture in Ponds and Rice Fields  by Poor Adivasi Households in Northwest and Northern Bangladesh: Performances evaluation and livelihood aspects

WorldFish and organizing by BFRF)

July 2009- June 2010

Brood stock development and breeding technique of commercially important   marine/brackishwater fishes (seabass, lates calcarifer; mullet, mugil cephalus; and parse, liza parsia)

Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh

February2010- Jan, 2011

Culture of predatory fish (Channa striatus) using poultry waste, slaughter house waste and live feed. 

University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, Agargaon, Dhaka 1207

May 2010-Aug.2010

Study on the conservation and management of fisheries resources of the Sundarbans

USAID and organizing by IPAC-Bangladesh, WorldFish)

Sept. 2010-Aug.2012

Capacity building to address climate change in Bangladesh and Ghana with special reference to conservation of saline and drought tolerant species.

DFID and organizing by DelPHE Round-4), UK

May,2010- April,2013

Mono-sex culture of Macrobrachium rosenbergii and its impact on the   economy of Bangladesh

Ministry of Education, Bangladesh)

Sep.2010- Aug.2012

Mud crab culture as an adaptive measure for the climatically stressed coastal fisher-folks of Patuakhali and Barguna district

DANIDA and organizing by RFLDC-Barisal


Evaluation of probiotic effects on production performance in prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) culture system

USDA and organizing by Bangladesh Academy of Science)

May 2013-May 2014

Fish culture development in Khulna Region, Worked as consultant in CEED, Technical wing of SEAF Bangladesh Agriventures Limited,

Funded by USDA

December, 2014

Worked as a fisheries specialist with the team member of UNDP research group on assessing the effect of oil spill pollution on aquatic, mangrove and wildlife biodiversity and its impact on social, ecological, livelihood and health of humans

Funded by UNDP


Job description

From - to

Khulna University

Teaching and research

19-10-1998 till date

Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute

Fisheries research

22-12-1988 to 18-10-1998

Joyanta Bir, Shikder Saiful Islam, Wasim Sabbir, Rashedul Islam, Khandaker Anisul Huq (2020), Ecology and reproductive biology of Mud Crab Scylla spp: A study of commercial mud crab in Bangladesh.

Chowdhury, S.Z., Huq A.K., Ghosh A.K., Hossain M.I., Howlader P., Islam S.S., & Bir J. 2019. Two crops shrimp farming is a new approach to enhance production in semi intensive farming in coastal region of Bangladesh. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences. 14(5), 102-109

Azad, M. A. K., Islam, S. S., Sithi, I. N., Ghosh, A. K., Banu, G. R., Bir, J., & Huq, K. A. 2018. Effect of probiotics on immune competence of giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Aquaculture Research.

Ghosh, A. K., Bir, J., Azad, M. A. K., Hasanuzzaman, A. F. M., Islam, M. S., & Huq, K. A. (2016). Impact of commercial probiotics application on growth and production of giant fresh water prawn (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii De Man, 1879). Aquaculture Reports, 4, 112-117.

Huq, K. A., Mollah, M.F.A., Islam, M.A., and Hossain, M.A., 1991 Response and point of no return (PNR) of penaeid shrimp under artificial cold treatment. Indian J. of Fisheries 38(4): 2ÿÿ-236

Huq, K.A. and Tsuchÿÿa, M., 1993 Behavioral adaptation of the periwinkle Nodilittorina pyramidalis to high temperature condition. Abstract published in Seminar in VII Pacific Science Inter-Congress, Okinawa,  Japan. P. 85

Huq, K. A., Mollah, M.F.A., Islam, M.A., and Hossain, M.A., 1994 Survival of simulated hibernated penaeid shrimps inside insulated boxes without supplementary water and oxygen. Indian J. of Fisheries 41(1):33-36

Huq, K.A. ,  Nishihira, M. and Fukuta, K., 1997 Ecological distribution and allometric growth of the black mussel Septifer virgatus at Asamushi, northern Japan, in relation to wave exposure and shore level. Bull. Mar. Biol. Stn. Asamushi, Tohoku Univ., Japan, 19(3/4): 105-133

Huq, K.A., Haque, M.M., Mazhab, M. and Ahmed, S.U. 2005. The impact of different agro-ecological and management practices on the shrimp productivity of ghers in the Southwest coastal region of Bangladesh. Sustain fish. International Symposium on Improved Sustainability of Fish production systems and appropriate technologies for utilization” Cochin, India. 132p

Huq, K.A., Islam M.S., Ferdous K.S. and Ali, M.Y., 2005. “Growth performance of Thai pangus (Pangasius hypophthalmus) in monoculture and polyculture system with carps and prawn”. 7th Indian Fisheries Forum, Bangalore, India.

Huq, K.A., Ferdous, K.S.  and Paul, D.K.,   2005. “Environmental issues in shrimp farming in southwest coastal region of Bangladesh with special reference to salinity dynamics of soil and water”. 7th Indian Fisheries Forum, Bangalore, India.

Huq, K.A., Hossain, M.B., Ferdous, K.S. and Ali, M.Y. 2006. Community based fish culture and management in seasonally floodplain of Comilla in Bangladesh. Sustain Fish. Published by School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India. ISBN 81-903245-0-0, p. 181-189

Spence, R., Fatema, M.K., Reichard, M., Huq, K.A., Wahab, M.A., Ahmed, Z.F. and Smith, C., 2006.  The distribution and habitat preferences of the zebrafish in Bangladesh. The Fisheries Society of the British Isles. Journal of Fish Biology. Vol. 69: 1-14

Islam, M.S., Huq, K.A. and Rahman M.A., 2008.    Polyculture of Thai pangus (Pangasius hypophthalmus, Sauvage 1878) with carps and prawn: a new approach in polyculture technology regarding growth performance and economic return. Aquaculture Research, 2008, 1-8, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2008.02035. USA.

Shah, M.S., Ghosh, A.K., Rahi, M.L., Huq, K.A., Rahaman, S.M.B. and Sabbir,W., 2011. Production of Heterotic Hybrid in Rohu (Labeo rohita) Through Strain Crossing. International Journal of Life Sciences, 5(1): 32-38. (DOI: 10.3126/ijls.v5i1.5035).


Ghosh1, A. K., Sarkar S., Bir, J., Islam, S. S, Huq, K. A., Naser,  M. N., 2013  Probiotic Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) Farming at Different Stocking Densities and its Impact on Production and Economics.  Universal Research Publications, India.   Available online at  International Journal of Research in Fisheries and Aquaculture,  3(2): 25-29


S M B Rahaman, L Sarder, M S Rahaman, A Ghosh1, S K Biswas, SM S Siraj, K AHuq, A F M Hasanuzzaman and S S Islam, 2013  Nutrient dynamics in the Sundarbans Mangrove estuarine system of Bangladesh under different weather and tidal cycles.. Ecological Processes , 2:29,


Abul Farah Md. Hasanuzzaman, Mousumi Das, G.M. Zillur Rahman, Khandaker Anisul Huq, 2014 Production Performance and Nutritional Composition of Perionyx excavatus (Perrier, 1872) Fed Different Composite Organic Food. Molecular Soil Biology, ISSN 1925-2005. Vol. 5, No. 1. PP 1-8.© 2014 BioPublisher, an online publishing platform of Sophia Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved. Sophia Publishing Group (SPG), founded in British Columbia of Canada, is a multilingual publisher


Abul Farah Md. Hasanuzzaman, Shaikh Tareq Arafat, Khandaker Anisul Huq, 2014 Mud Crab (Scylla spp.) Aquaculture in the South-West Sundarbans Region of Bangladesh.  Iraqi J. Aquacult. Vol. (11) No.(1) -2014: 57-83


Shak Md. Bazlur Rahaman, Khandaker Anisul Huq, and Md. Mujibor Rahman, 2014 Identifying Suitable Sites of Shrimp Culture in Southwest Bangladesh Using GIS and Remote Sensing Data C.W. Finkl and C. Makowski (eds.), Chapter 19, Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources, Coastal Research Library 9, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-06326-3_19, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. 


Khandaker Anisul Huq , S. M. Bazlur Rahaman, and A. F. M. Hasanuzzaman, 2015  Mud Crab Culture as an Adaptive Measure for the  Climatically Stressed Coastal Fisher- Folks of Bangladesh. C.W. Finkl and C. Makowski (eds.), Chapter 7, Environmental Management and Governance: 175, Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources, Coastal Research Library 8, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-06305-8_7, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015



National (41)

Hossain, M.A., Sultana, N., Amjad Hossain, M., Islam, S.Q., Huq, K.A. and Alamgir, M., 1997 Determination of optimum ratio of sea bass, Lates calcarifer and Tilapia sp. for their mixed culture. Bangladesh J. Zoology 25(1):9-14

Hossain, M.A., Sultana, N., Amjad Hossain, M., Islam, S.Q., Huq, K.A. and Alamgir, M.,  1997 Culture of rotifer Brachionus plicatilis under different conditions fed on baker’s yeast. Bangladesh J. of Life Sci., 9(1), 37-46

Hossain, M.A., Sultana, N., Amjad Hossain, M., Islam, S.Q., Huq, K.A. and Alamgir, M., 1997 Growth and feed efficiency of different sized sea bass, Lates calcarifer fed on live Tilapia Bangladesh J. of Life Sci., 9(2), 9-11

Rahman, M.H., Haque, M.K.I. and Huq, K.A., 1997 Length weight relationship and relative condition factor of Bombay duck (Herpodon nehereus) at Cox’s Bazar coast. Bangladesh  J. Train. and Dev. Vol. 10 (No. 1 & 2): 165-169.

Hossain, M.A., Sultana, N., Amjad Hossain, M., Islam, S.Q., Huq, K.A. and Alamgir, M., 1997 Proximate and fatty acid composition of rotifer, Brachionus plicatilis fed on baker’s yeast and natural foods.  Progressive Agriculture. 8(1&2): 169-173.

Huq, K. A. and Munir, M. B., 2001 Open Water Jalmahals of Kalapara Upazilla under the District of Patuakhali. Khulna University Studies 2(2):315-322

Huq, K. A.,  Islam, M. S. and Hossain, M. A. R., 2001  A review on importance of sundarban mangrove fisheries of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J.  of  Fisheries, Vol. 24(1-2):73-85

Hasnein Bin Tareque, A. M. and Huq, K. A., 2002  Environmental impact of snail harvesting from Kendua and Kodalia Beel in Fakirhat Thana.  Abstract published in the Conference on Wetlands: People, Land, Water and Fish.  P. 32

Huq, K. A., Hossain, M. I. and Huda, M. N., 2002 Abundance and feeding ecology of freshwater apple snail Pila globosa (Swinson) in beel ecosystem of Gopalgonj. University Journal of Zoology, Rajshahi University, Vol. 21:35-36.

Huq, K. A., Haque, M. M., Sarker, M. K. and Mahashin, M., 2002 (December). Effects of species composition and stocking density on the production and economic return of fish culture in seasonal pond. Bangladesh J.  of  Fisheries, Vol. 13 (1 & 2): 109-115

Huq, K. A. and Hasnein Bin Tareque, A. M., 2003 Importance of Sundarban Mangrove Forest as Fisheries Resource. Seminar on The Sundarbans, The Largest Mangrove Forest on the earth: A World Heritage Site. June, 2003. P. 32-41

Huq, K. A., Manir, S.M.I., Rahman, M. and Ferdous, K.S. 2004. Production performence of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) in monoculture versus polyculture system. J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ. 2 (1): 141-149

Huq, K.A., Islam, M.S. and Rahman, M.A., 2004  Suitable species composition in the polyculture technique of thai pangus (Pangasius hypophthalmus) with carps and prawn.  Bangladesh J.  of  Fisheries, Vol. 27: 13

Huq, K. A., Manir, S.M.I. and Rahman, M., 2004. Growth performances of Macrobrachium  rosenbergii in monoculture and polyculture systems. Jhangirnagar University Journal of Science. Vol. 27: 369-381

Huq, K. A., Khanom, M. and Ferdous, K.S. 2004. Livelihood of Vietnamese aquaculture stakeholders. Sustainable livelihood approach in fisheries education and research. Proceedings of the national workshop. Khulna University. 103-112

Huq, K.A., Alam, M.M., Mohsin, A.B.M., Islam, M.S., and Hossain, M.A.R., 2004. A review on the causes of destruction of Sundarban mangrove fisheries of Bangladesh. Progressive Agric, Vol. 15(2):113-122

Huq, K.A., Ferdous, K.S.,  Mistry, S.K. and Das, T.K. 2005. Polyculture of freshwater giant prawn (Marcobrachium rosenbergii) and tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) with carps in freshwater to hyposaline condition. J. Sci. Tech. 3: 73-78.

Huq, K.A.,  Ferdous, K.S. and  Biswas, R.K., 2005. Culture potential of Labeo bata in respect of Bangladesh. Journal of Science Foundation. Vol. 3 (2): 23-27.

Huq, K.A., Mohsin, A.B.M., Alam, M.M. and Paul, J., 2005.  Livelihood Status of the Fishers Community in the Joymoni Village, Mongla, Bagerhat. Bangladesh. Journal of Science Foundation. Vol. 3 (2): 49-56.

Huq, K.A. and Seraji, M.T., 2005. Fisheries aspects of Rupsha River, Khulna. Zoological society of Bangladesh, Department of Zoology, Dhaka University. P. 43

Islam, M.A., Huq, K.A. Asaduzzaman, S.M., 2005.  Review on the live feed culture for aquaculture in Bangladesh: Problem and prospects.  Zoological society of Bangladesh, Department of Zoology, Dhaka University. P. 44

Huq, K.A., Biswas, M.M.R., Ferdous, K.S. and Islam, S.M.M., 2005  Fisheries management scenarios of two baors in the district of Chuadanga: A comparative study. Zoological society of Bangladesh, Department of Zoology, Dhaka University. P. 36

Alam, M.M.,  Rahman, M.R., Huq,  K. A. and Parween, S.,  2006. Intensity of Helminth Parasitic infestation in Three Freshwater Fish spesies of Rajshahi. South Asian Journal of Agriculture. Vol. 1(1):  1-3

Huq, K.A.,  Islam, M. A. and  Jewel, M.A.S., 2006. Present Status and Future Fish Production Potential of Sadar Upazila of Jhenaidaha District, Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies. Vol. 7 (1):59-62

Huq, K.A. and  Ferdous, K.S., 2006. Mollusc marketing system through value chain analysis with special emphasis on livelihood of the coastal poor fishers. 2nd Fisheries Conference and Research Fair. BARC, Dhaka. P. 117

Huq. K. A., 2006.  A comparative study of carp-galda polyculture system with low cost feed and fertilizer. Khulna University Research Cell. P.30

Huq, K.A.,  Basak, B. K, Ferdous, K. S. and  Ali, M.Y.,  2006. Status of hilsa fishery in the Meghna river adjacent to Bhola District. Bangaladesh J.Life sci. Vol. 18(2): 97-105

Huq, K. A.,  Paul, A. K. and Hossain, G. S., 2007. Polyculture and integrated culture pattern of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in fresh to hyposaline water, Bagerhat District.  Bangladesh Agricultural University.  P. 18

Haque, M. M., Das, T. K., Huq, K. A and Mistry, S. K., 2007. Mixed culture of golda, Macrobrachium rosenbergii and bagda, Penaeus monodon with carps in freshwater to hyposaline condition: a trial to test. Progress. Agric., 18(1):155-164.

Huq, K. A., Haque, M. M., Mazhabuddin, K., Ahmed, S. U. and. Azad, A. K. M., 2007. Impacts of different agro-ecological and management practices on the shrimp productivity of ghers in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh. Progress. Agric. 18(2): 147-153.

Mistry, S.K., Sayeed, M.A.B., Hossain, G.S. and Huq, K.A., 2007. Diet Compatibility in the production and economics of thai pangus (Pangasius hypophthalmus) polyculture with rohu (Labeo rohita). South Asian J. Agric., 2(1 & 2): 57-62.

Haque, S.M.E., Hossain, G.S., Sayeed, M.A.B. and Huq, K.A., 2008. Effect of stocking density on growth performance and profitability in Thai Koi (Anabas testudineus) monoculture. International Journal of Animal amd Fisheries Science, Vol. 1(1): 14-19.

Alam, M.I., Hossain, G.S., Hossain, M.A., Sayeed, M.A.B. and Huq, K.A., 2008. Zooplankton communities in the Sundarban river systems of Bangladesh: distribution and abundance. G-Science, Implementation & Publication, http//, Vol.4 (3):75-80.

Mamun, M.M., Sarower, M.G., Ali, M.A., Rahman, S.M.B. and Huq, K.A., 2009. Abundance and Distribution of plankton in the Sundarbans  Mangrove Forest. J. innov.strategy. Vol.3(3): 43-54

Huq, K. A., Rahaman, S. M. B., Islam, M. B., Shaha, B. K., Ghosh, A. K. and Sayeed, M. A. B., 2009. Quality Aspects of Frozen Shrimp Product in Processing Industry: A Case Study in Khulna, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Research Publications Journal, 3(2): 945-962.

Hasanuzzaman, A.F.M., Sayeed, M.A.B., Rahaman, S.M.B. and Huq, K.A.,  2010. Implications of climate change for fisheries and aquaculture in the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies Special Issue (SESB 2010):73-82

Akhter, M.M., Huq, K.A., Das, J.K. and Hossain, M.M., 2010. Comparative study of improve traditional and semi intensive culture system of black tiger shrimp in Bagerhat district. Int J. Ani. Fish. Sci 3(3): 307-312

Shah, M.S., Ghosh, A.K., Rahi, M.L., Huq, K.A., Rahaman, S.M.B. and Sabbir,W., 2011. Production of Heterotic Hybrid in Rohu (Labeo rohita) Through Strain Crossing. International Journal of Life Sciences, 5(1): 32-38. (DOI: 10.3126/ijls.v5i1.5035).

Sarkar, D., Sayeed, MAB, Hossain, GS, Huq, K.A., 2011. Shrimp culture packages in southwestern Bangladesh., Vol. 19:53-57

Ghosh, A.K., Akter, K., Rahman, BMS., Bir, J. and Huq, K. A.,  2013. Prevalence of  coliform and Salmonella in cultured pond (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) ghers of different management conditions at Dumuria, Khulna, Bangladesh. Int.J. Biosci, vol 3(4): 68-74


ROY, A. K., Ghosh, A. K., Arafat, S. T. and Huq, K.A. 2013. Fish-paddy crop rotation practice in south- west Coastal region of bangladesh: A profitable  technology for the poor farmers. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 38(3): 389-399