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The fisheries and aquaculture sub-sector is vital for food security, income generation and export earnings for Bangladesh and many other coastal countries. However, the sustainability of this important sub-sector depends on the responsible management of aquatic resources and ecosystems that support replenishment of fisheries stock. Many species of fish occupying inland and marine waters of Bangladesh are dependent on interaction with mangroves in many ways. Their interactions are multifaceted, dynamic processes involving both inland and marine waters, forests, tidal regimes, geology and soils, climate and its changes, and the biotic components of the relevant ecosystems.
The fisheries-mangrove interactions also include the aspects of forestry tied to customary resource extraction by the coastal community and to the country's development needs. Thus, the responsible management of fisheries and aquaculture resources and the ecosystems upon which this important sub-sector depends has been a major challenge that needs to be addressed with empirically derived knowledge from south Asia and elsewhere. To this end, this symposium is intended to be a premier international forum to highlight global best practices on sustainable fisheries and forestry resource management and to facilitate partnerships and cooperation with academia, practitioner, industry, and policymakers.
Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh
Wednesday to Friday 01-03 March, 2023
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The greater Khulna region, the south-west part of Bangladesh has been characterized by a unique blend of different terrestrial and aquatic environments owing to its proximity to the Sundrabans, the world’s largest single-tract mangrove forest, the different salinity regime with dynamic aquifer and the fertile soil with alluvial soil deposition in Ganges delta. However, the recent agricultural and fisheries commodity based industrialization and rapid urbanization process have changed the pristine quality of this unique environment while their salient roles in the ecosystem’s functioning cannot be replaced. The responsible management of the resources and ecosystems upon which sustainable development of the country depends is a major challenge that needs to be addressed with empirically derived knowledge. Understanding such reality Khulna University started its operation in 1992 providing education, research and outreach activities in different fields of knowledge through problem-based learning with a focus on the country’s natural resource management on a sustainable basis.
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All poster presenters are required to register and submit the abstract as described above within the stipulated deadlines
There will be 2 poster sessions, one on each day in the afternoon, during 1-2 March 2023. However, the posters will be displayed throughout the days and, therefore, authors are responsible for setting up their poster in the afternoon of 28 February 2023 at the designated place. Each poster board will be identified by a poster number. Refer to the final program to confirm the number assigned to your poster presentation. Authors are asked to present their posters during the poster presentation sessions (4 to 5 pm) and during coffee breaks, to discuss their findings with participants and answer any questions.
Poster boards will be provided to display poster presentation materials. The board size is 2.5 x 1 m and the poster size should be no larger than size A0 (1189 x 841 mm).
Double-sided tape, push pin as well as other supplies for mounting will be available on site.
Follow the standard format of a scientific article that includes Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions; Acknowledgement (if necessary) for the poster content.
The complete registration form must be uploaded along with Registration fees submitted through Internet Banking to any of the following bank accounts:
|For Students (UG, PG & phD only;)
|25 USD/ 500 BDT
|50 USD/ 1500 BDT
|For Field trip*
|100 USD/ 5000 BDT
Registration is mendatroy for all participants
Up until recently Bangladesh and other south Asian countries alike tended to follow a single-sector single-agency approach in resource management, which has had led to incremental revenue collection without investing much into conserving the very resource that the agency had been mandated over. Sectoral coordination is few and far between giving rise to tension, conflict of interest and inconsistent policies. Thus, collaboration, coordination and active networking among diverse actors are necessary for shifting from productionist paradigm to science-based judicious exploitation of natural resources. In this regard, the upcoming International Symposium would provide an ideal platform to discuss the program and policy needs and agree upon the ways of collaboration by mutually utilizing the strengths and opportunities of each stakeholder. In tangible terms, the following outcomes can be expected from successful organization of this symposium:
Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna
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Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS), Khulna
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Global Nature Fund,
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