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The ocean, which covers 71.6% of our planet, is regarded as the earth's largest life support system due to its capacity for generating oxygen, absorbing carbon dioxide, providing food, nutrients, regulating biogeochemical nature, climate and so on. Bangladesh being a maritime country, need to adopt the blue economical challenges as a top priority to promote its socioeconomic growth in a sustainable way. After settlement of maritime issues with neighboring coastal states, the country is now legitimately entitles to approximately 118,813 sq. km of sea region, including the territorial sea, contagious zone as well as Exclusive Economic Zone. In this northern Bay of Bengal, the scope of blue economic activities includes coastal and marine fisheries, oil and gas, minerals, tourism, shipping, renewable energy, ship recycling, human pressures and other related fields. A thrust in blue economic development may come through sustainable ocean governance. Maritime education is already underway since 1970s and different institutions involved in this unique knowledge generation process. The country would be greatly benefited from the regional and global cooperation for developing and ensuring blue economic aspect.


 



Avijit Talukder
Assistant Professor and Head
Department of Marine Bioresource Science



The Bay of Bengal, which shares diverse characteristics of the Indian Ocean, is a unique system due to shallow continental shelf region (<200 m), thickest sediment deposits, freshwater runoff, mixing properties, natural land reclamation process, hotspot for tropical cyclones, seasonal reversal of oceanic currents (southwest and northeast monsoon dominated), semidiurnal tides, rich biodiversity and abundance in fisheries resources. The oceanaire vision of Government of the Peoples' Republic of Bangladesh has already set up the context for inclusive socio-economic growth for the challenge of 21st century. Considering the significance of this coastal and oceanic resources,  the Faculty of Fisheries (FoF) under the Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) has started the marine science education since 2013 by establishing the Department of Marine Bioresource Science (DMBS) which taking the advantages of promoting coastal and ocean-based resource in the northern Bay of Bengal. This Department is the unique institution of its kind in this southeastern coast of Bangladesh that deals with marine biology, planktology, aquatic pollution and toxicology, marine fisheries management, GIS and remote sensing, and relevant educational activities, seminars, workshops and researches.  Recent maritime dispute settlement with neighboring states have opened a new sphere of blue economy in Bangladesh. In this trend, this department has a leading role to ensure proper exploration, exploitation of maritime resources in a sustainable way. 

Bangladesh yet need to be developed the maritime spatial planning strategy for this vast ocean space. The Government has already developed and prepared a background paper entitled as "Strategy for ocean and river resources management" for the Seventh Five Year Plan (2016-2020) for ensuring blue economic development. The contribution of ideas and knowledge in this sector greatly contribute this nation as well as to the human beings. I am extremely happy to see the sincere research initiative of the faculty members, researchers and do appreciate their continuous innovative efforts. I believe this will not only benefit the students but also other scholars of other institution of maritime sector.

I wish all the best of the researchers, scholars, students and the Department of Marine Bioresource Science.

AVIJIT TALUKDER

Assistant Professor and Head

Department of Marine Bioresource Science

Faculty of Fisheries (FoF)

Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU)

Khulshi 4225, Chattogram, Bangladesh 

13 Sep 2020

 


Course Curriculum for Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Fisheries (Hons.) under DMBS

Course Title

Course Code

Year and Semester of the courses

1. Estuarine and Marine Ecology
EME 102 (T/P)
B.Sc Fisheries (Hons.) 1st Year 2nd Semester
2. Marine Biology
MBI 201 (T/P)
B.Sc Fisheries (Hons.) 2nd Year 1st Semester

3. Fisheries Oceanography

FOC 202 (T/P)

B.Sc Fisheries (Hons.) 2nd Year 2ndSemester

4. Coastal Zone Management

CZM 202 (T)

B.Sc Fisheries (Hons.) 2nd Year 2ndSemester

5. Aquatic Pollution and Toxicology

APT 301 (T/P)

B.Sc Fisheries (Hons.) 3rd  Year 1st Semester

6. Marine Fisheries Management

MFM 302 (T/P)

B.Sc Fisheries (Hons.) 3rd Year 2nd Semester

7. GIS and Remote Sensing
GRS 401 (T)
B.Sc Fisheries (Hons.) 4th Year 1st Semester

8. Mangrove Resources

MRE 401 (T)

B.Sc Fisheries (Hons.) 4th Year 1st Semester


Course Curriculum for Master of Science in Marine Bioresource Science

January-June Semester

Name of the courses

Course Code

Credit

(Theory)

A. Compulsory Courses (4×2= 8 Credits)

1. Marine Ecological Dynamics

MED-501

2

2. Tropical Marine Biology

 TMB-501

2

3. Physical and Chemical Oceanography

PCO-501

2

4. Marine Survey and Research

MSR-501

2

B. Elective Courses (2×2= 4 Credits)

1. Estuarine and Coastal Processes

ECP-501

2

2. Marine Botany

MBO-501

2

3. Mangrove and Reef Fisheries

MRF-501

2

4. Remote Sensing in Marine Fisheries

RMF-501

2

5. Navigation and Maritime Affairs

NMA-501

2

C. Research Work and Seminar

 

2

Semester Total

 

14


July - December Semester

A. Compulsory Courses (4×2= 8 Credits)

1. Biological Oceanography 

BOC-502

2

2. Marine Biotechnology

MBT-502 

2

3. Coastal and Marine Pollution

CMP-502

2

4. Marine Resources Conservation & Management

MCM-502

2

B. Elective Courses (2×2= 4 Credits)

1. Climate Science and Meteorology

CSM-502

2

2. Marine Laws and Policies

MLP-502

2

3. Eco-engineering and Coastal Defense

ECD-502

2

4. Marine Biogeochemistry

MBC-502

2

5. Marine Stock Enhancement

MSE-502

2

C. Research Work and Seminar

 

2

Semester Total

 

14


Research Semester

1. Research Work

 

4

2. Thesis Evaluation

 

5

3. Thesis Defense

 

3

Semester Total

 

12


 


1. Determination of phytoplankton sinking rate in Northern Bay of Bengal: Comparative study of seasonal carbon absorption

2. Enhancing scenario use in the maritime spatial planning

3. Seaweeds biodiversity in the coastal belt of Bay of Bengal

4. Physico-chemical variation in coastal waters of Salimpur, Chittagong

5. Eco-engineering for Coastal Defence Integrated with Sustainable Aquatic Food Production in Bangladesh” (ECOBAS: Phase II- 2 years)

 



Avijit Talukder
Assistant Professor and Head

Dr. Md Asaduzzaman
Assistant Professor

Nayeema Ferdausy Hoque
Assistant Professor

Mr. Abrar Shakil
Assistant Professor

Ms. Sumi Akter
Assistant Professor

 



Rayhan Bin Sobur
Office Asst. Cum-Computer Typist

Abdullah Al Arif
Laboratory Attendant

 

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Email : avijitocean@cvasu.ac.bd

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