New team members join WorldFish for the tilapia health management survey

New data enumerators have joined the team in the WorldFish office in Khulna, Bangladesh. They will be assisting the WorldFish team in conducting a survey of tilapia farmers to understand their health management practices.

Mr Humayun Kabir has a Batchelor of Fisheries from Khulna University (2017) where he completed his thesis with Solidaridad. He has strong analytical and problem solving skills, and an interest in sports, reading and creative writing, and volunteering.

Mr Ekramul Kobir has a BSc in Fisheries from the Jessore University of Science & Technology (2017), where his thesis research was on the application of serial dilution method for bacterial colony count. In addition to his educational experience, he has an interest in web design and the use of Photoshop.

Mrs. Samira Bintay Hasib is a data enumerator in IMAQulate project, WorldFish Bangladesh. She worked as a data management assistant and data enumerator in USAD funded Aquaculture for income and nutrition project implemented by WorldFish Bangladesh. She gained graduation and post-graduation in Soil Science from Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Mr. Md. Khairul Islam has been working as a ‘Data Enumerator’ in WorldFish, Bangladesh since March 20, 2018. He has completed graduation and post-graduation in Aquaculture from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. Mr. Khairul experienced in survey work and research in different projects and post-graduation studies accordingly.  He gained experience in Aquaponic Technology and worked for the implementation of the technology at the field level. He was a Rover Scout and awarded ‘Gold Medal’ from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh as the Best Scouter. He performed in stage drama and is good at painting.

Mr. Md. Robiul Islam has been working as a data enumerator in IMAQulate project, WorldFish Bangladesh since 20 March 2018. He worked for more than a year as an intern in Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project (BCDP) of Wild Life Conservation Society (WCS) during Graduation and Post-Graduation studies. He completed BSc and MSc degree in fisheries from Khulna University, Bangladesh. He gained experience in report writing, data analysis and data management. He has interest in research career.

We would like to welcome the new team members to the project and wish them luck with their work.

The tilapia health management survey results will be analysed alongside similar surveys in Kenya, India and Mymensingh, Bangladesh, in which shrimp, pangasius and tilapia farmers have been interviewed. The full results of these surveys will be released following analysis in the coming months, but early findings were released in an article for The Fish Site.