Mohammad Mahfujul Haque

Mohammad Mahfujul Haque
Bangladesh Agricultural University | BAU · Department of Aquaculture

PhD

About

128
Publications
73,688
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
1,721
Citations
Citations since 2017
70 Research Items
1320 Citations
20172018201920202021202220230100200300
20172018201920202021202220230100200300
20172018201920202021202220230100200300
20172018201920202021202220230100200300
Introduction
Dr. Mohammad Mahfujul Haque, Professor in the Department of Aquaculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh has 18 years of teaching and research experience. His main research area is Aquaculture Systems and Development in relation to poverty, food security and climate change. Currently Dr. Haque is working as a co-investigator of international collaborative research projects focusing the monitoring of pond ecosystems and real-time water quality parameters, use of novel molecular techniques of pond microbiome analysis, cost-effective use of prophylactic health products (PHPs) and safe fish production at the small-scale farmer level.
Additional affiliations
October 2016 - August 2021
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Position
  • Professor
March 2004 - February 2008
University of Stirling
Position
  • PhD Student
November 2000 - present
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Position
  • Professor (Full)

Publications

Publications (128)
Article
Full-text available
Participatory epidemiologists have emphasized that farmers have rich and detailed knowledge about the diseases of the animals they rear and the risk factors responsible for the diseases. Based on this conception a step-wise method where collegial participation of researchers and farmers was followed to gather qualitative and quantitative informatio...
Article
Full-text available
In Bangladesh, fish provide over 60% of animal-source food with 56.2% of this coming from aquaculture produced predominantly in rural freshwater ponds. Increasing demand for fish products is driving intensification and resulting in higher disease prevalence, posing a risk to food security. Biosecurity is often absent in rural aquaculture practices...
Article
Full-text available
Bangladesh is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change due to its geographical location. Climate change issues have become major concerns in aquaculture industry, particularly for fish hatchery productivity. Fish production in Bangladesh is mainly steered by the aquaculture sector, which is dependent on private hatchery-based fish seed...
Article
Full-text available
The impacts of climate change (CC) on all spheres of human life are evident worldwide. Fish is the premier protein source, and its production in Bangladesh is mainly dependent on hatchery-based seed production. However, hatchery productivity is disrupted every year due to CC. This study assesses the impacts of CC on fish seed production in hatcheri...
Article
Shrimp farming is fundamental to the national economy of Bangladesh, particularly through earning foreign currency. The nationwide lockdown and international cargo restriction jeopardized the sector and breaking its marketing chain. Assessing the degree of farming socio-economic peril from COVID-19 and suggesting early coping strategies and long-te...
Article
Full-text available
Food production environments in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) are recognized as posing significant and increasing risks to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), one of the greatest threats to global public health and food security systems. In order to maximize and expedite action in mitigating AMR, the World Bank and AMR Global Leaders Group ha...
Preprint
Full-text available
In Bangladesh, fish provide over 60% of animal-source food with 56.2% of this coming from aquaculture produced predominantly in rural freshwater ponds. Increasing demand for fish products is driving intensification and resulting in higher disease prevalence, posing a risk to food security. Biosecurity is often absent in rural aquaculture practices...
Article
Full-text available
Integrated aquaculture is an efficient method to address food scarcity and land resources. This study analysed the impacts of integrated rice–prawn–vegetable farms (RPVF) compared with conventional rice farms (CRF) on farming households in southwest Bangladesh, in terms of cropping pattern, financial profitability and viability, and cash-flow. Data...
Article
In this study, we evaluated the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and multispectral data to detect aquaculture waterbodies in Southern Bangladesh to quantify fish production on a national scale. For this purpose, we developed an object-based framework comprised of three sequential stages: 1) water detection, 2) feature segmentation, and 3) feat...
Article
Full-text available
Environmental changes due to the domestication of wild population in hatchery conditions often lead to morphogenetic alterations in fish. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the genetic purity, demographic history, and population structure of Labeo rohita collected from three hatcheries in Bangladesh using a geometric morphometric approach in...
Article
Full-text available
The conventional assessment of the specific growth rate (SGR) avoiding intermediary data is highly criticized by the scholars as the data of the beginning and the end of production cycle usually considered for the measurement. To evaluate the SGR, the study was conducted in six concrete tanks under an outdoor laboratory shed from 10th May to 29th J...
Article
Full-text available
Heavy metal levels in pangasius, tilapia, water, and sediments were studied in four commercial aquaculture regions of Bangladesh, and the related human consumption risk was estimated. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) was used to assess the concentration of heavy metals. Bioconcentration factor (BCF) and biota-sediment accumulati...
Article
Full-text available
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the growth performance and genetic variation in diallel crosses of Ariza labeo (Labeo ariza) originating from three geographically separated rivers (Atrai, Jamuna and Kangsha) in Bangladesh. Intra (G1K♀K♂, G2J♀J♂, and G3A♀A♂) and inter (G4K♀A♂, G5K♀J♂, G6A♀K♂, G7A♀J♂, G8J♀K♂, and G9J♀A♂) stocks wer...
Article
Full-text available
Aquaculture is a major supplier of animal protein for Bangladesh’s population, and the Mymensingh division is a major contributor to finfish aquaculture, producing 43% of the total pond pangasius and 9% of the total amount of tilapia (figures from 2018). We conducted a finfish farmer survey covering Netrokona, Jamalpur and Mymensingh districts to u...
Article
Full-text available
What has made child labor so common in least-developed and developing countries? The general answer is that due to poor socio-economic conditions, children have to join labor work to earn money at an early age, depriving them of knowledge and skills through formal education. Many households, because of their poor socio-economic status, force their...
Article
The study was conducted to assess the growth and production of rohu (Labeo rohita) in intensive aquaculture system in relation to feed conversion ratio (FCR). To assess the weight gain, SGR and FCR, the experiment was performed in six concrete tanks under a shed located on the southern th rd corner of Faculty of Fisheries, BAU for 100 days from 26...
Article
Full-text available
Aquaculture in Bangladesh has grown dramatically in an unplanned manner in the past few decades, becoming a major contributor to the rural economy in many parts of the country. National systems for the collection of statistics have been unable to keep pace with these rapid changes, and more accurate, up to date information is needed to inform polic...
Article
Full-text available
Globally, Bangladesh is the fifth largest aquaculture producer, with pangasius (Pangasianodon hypopthalamus) contributing 18 % of the total aquaculture production. This production is characterized by unregulated farming practices, domestic trade without value addition, product development, or export. In this paper, the Sustainability Assessment of...
Article
Using structured surveys in 2008 and 2016, change in disease burden and use of chemical treatments in Bangladesh shrimp farm management was examined. Overall, disease burden had increased in all farms and was more polarized, with a fewer number of individual infectious diseases responsible for most disease in ponds. Farmers also reported physical d...
Article
Full-text available
An experiment was conducted to study the use of clove oil as an anesthetic for shingi, Heteropnuestes fossilis and the effect of blood collection on their recovery time. In the experiment 30 fish were used and divided into two groups (smaller 12 and larger 18), smaller and larger size groups ranged from 13.0 to 16.0 cm and from 19.0 to 22.0 cm resp...
Article
Full-text available
Two on-farm juvenile performance trials were conducted at a hatchery in Bangladesh to compare a genetically improved strain of farmed Nile tilapia (GIFT) and a local strain (LS) produced by commercial operators. A 21-day early nursing trial was conducted in five replicate hapas followed by a 27-day advanced nursing trial in six replicate hapas. The...
Article
The projected increase in aquaculture production by 2030 will mostly occur in countries of Asia and Africa, including Bangladesh. The pangasius (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) produced in Bangladesh, the second-largest producer globally, is mainly consumed by low-income domestic consumers and is poorly demanded in international markets. One reason fo...
Article
Full-text available
In recent years, attaining gonadal maturation in smaller Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) has become a burning issue for Hilsa fishery of Bangladesh. Causes of early maturation are not yet clearly understood. Along with environmental parameters, genetic differentiation within the population was hypothesized as main driver, and therefore, assessing the corr...
Article
Full-text available
The projected increase in aquaculture production by 2030 will mostly occur in countries of Asia and Africa, including Bangladesh. The pangasius (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) produced in Bangladesh, the second-largest producer globally, is mainly consumed by low-income domestic consumers and is poorly demanded in international markets. One reason fo...
Article
Full-text available
A great decline has been witnessed in the minnow, Gymnostomus ariza (Hamilton, 1807) in the natural water bodies; a phenomenon that requires high consideration. Hence, the present research has been organized to focus on the quality seed production of this fish. Specimens of G. ariza from three distinct rivers (the Kangsha, the Atrai and the Jamuna...
Article
Full-text available
Pangasius (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) is a commonly farmed fish in ponds in Bangladesh but its yellow flesh color creates a barrier for export. Here, we investigated if feed ingredients and en- vironmental parameters might impact yellow tainting of the flesh. In experimental feeds, maize (a typical ingredient in commercial feeds) was replaced b...
Article
Full-text available
The use of nanotechnology in food production systems is being investigated globally, though there is limited research on its effect on fish nutrition. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the effects of silica nanoparticles (NPs) on the nutrition and physiology of tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Four isonitrogenous diets (300 g/kg crude protein)...
Article
Full-text available
One hundred thirty five snake eel, Pisodonophis boro with body weight ranging from 20-25.0 g were reared experimentally in nine cemented rectangular cisterns for six month during June- November 2000. Three different natural food items such as chopped Lamelliden (Bivalve), chopped Pyla and chopped fish (Channa sp.) were supplied to the fish to obser...
Article
Full-text available
Haematological values of migratory snake eel, Pisodonophis boro were examined as a step to explore the biology of the fish. In total 30 fish were collected from the culture stock maintained in a cemented cisterns from April to June 2001. Haemoglobin concentration was found to be 9.0 g%, haematocrit value 25%, red blood cell count 3.0 X 10 Micro lit...
Article
Full-text available
Anaestheties are used for successful application of electric devises on fish like electromyogram and the development of transmitters that record physiological measures such as heart rate . The study conducted during March to May 2001 in wet lab, department of Aquaculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. Two experiment was conducted...
Article
Full-text available
Length-weight relationship and relative condition factor (Kn) of migratory snake eel, Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton) from River Brahmputra, district Mymensingh, Bangladesh were studied from 189 specimens ranging from 24. 8 to 56.8 cm in total length for six months from May 2000-October 2000. Length-weight relationship is shown by the following equati...
Article
Full-text available
Aims: To determine abundance of potential pathogenic microorganisms in pangasius and tilapia farms in five major fish producing areas in Bangladesh by PCR approaches. Methodology and results: Important microbial water quality indicators were studied in water of 38 fish farms producing pangasius (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) and tilapia (Oreochromis...
Article
Full-text available
Herbal extracts have been proven to improve immunity, growth rate and appetite, as well as being antihepatotoxic they are important alternatives to synthetic antibiotics and chemotherapeutics. In this study, Papaveraceae extracts (PE), as alkaloids (quaternary benzophenanthridine and protopine) source were incorporated into the diet of striped catf...
Article
Full-text available
Herbal extracts have been proven to improve immunity, growth rate and appetite, as well as being antihepatotoxic they are important alternatives to synthetic antibiotics and chemotherapeutics. In this study, Papaveraceae extracts (PE), as alkaloids (quaternary benzophenanthridine and protopine) source were incorporated into the diet of striped catf...
Preprint
Shrimp farming is fundamental to the national economy of Bangladesh particularly through earning foreign currency. Through survey data from shrimp farmers in south-west Bangladesh, the impact of COVID-19 was assessed. As national lockdowns restricted access to export markets and movements within country, farm incomes decreased against rising produc...
Article
Full-text available
The stocking density is considered one of the most critical factors that affects the growth performance and production as well. The study was aimed to compare the growth parameters of tilapia at different stocking densities. The growth performance usually considered as the data of the beginning and the end of production cycle avoiding intermediary...
Article
Full-text available
An experiment was carried out for quality seed production of indigenous climbing perch, Anabas testudineus using cross breeding technique. Live fingerlings of A. testudineus were collected from three wild sources such as Kailla beel of Mymensingh (Mk), Salakandi beel of Mymensingh (Ms) and Shamganj beel of Netrokona (Ns) of Bangladesh. The collecte...
Article
The COVID-19 outbreak, and the onset of a new normal, has shocked every entrepreneurial sector in Bangladesh including the burgeoning aquaculture sector. To unpack the COVID impacts on finfish aquaculture, two online based surveys were performed in Mymensingh, Bangladesh using structured questionnaires with 40 farmers to assess the economic feasibi...
Article
Full-text available
The effects of in-feed probiotics on growth performance, haematological parameters, gut microbial content, and morphological changes to pangasius fish were assessed. The trial had three phases, i.e., larvae to fry (20 days), fry to fingerlings (45 days), and grow-out phase from fingerlings to marketing (90 days). The stocking densities were 400 m-3...
Article
Full-text available
In Bangladesh, as with many countries, the spread of COVID-19 made the wearing of single-use face masks, a non-pharmaceutical intervention to reduce viral transmission, surge in popularity amongst the general population. Consequently, irresponsible discarding of used masks into the environment, and mismanagement of the waste they produce, is potent...
Article
Full-text available
Intensive feeding and the use of drugs and other chemicals for enhancing yield characterized commercial pangasius and tilapia aquaculture in Bangladesh. The residual presence of prohibited antibacterial substances, nitrofuran metabolites and other chemicals (ANCs) in fish, and their effect on public health are a concern for consumers. This study co...
Article
Full-text available
Although indigenous climbing perch (Anabas testudineusis) is a highly valuable species, slow growth pattern during the culture period impeding its commercial success in aquaculture. In many fish species, it has been demonstrated that incubation temperature of eggs influenced the muscle development and growth rates, which persisted throughout the su...
Preprint
Full-text available
Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) meal-based diet is an innovative strategy for sustainable 24 aquaculture. In the present study, black soldier fly larvae meal has shown a promising 25 alternative as a fish meal (FM) replacement in diets for common carp fry. Black soldier fly 26 larvae; a protein, fat and minerals containing non-pest insect, when use...
Article
Full-text available
This study evaluates changes in fish species diversity over time in Hakaluki Haor, an ecologically critical wetland in Bangladesh, and the factors affecting this diversity. Fish species diversity data were collected from fishers using participatory rural appraisal tools and the change in the fish species diversity was determined using Shannon-Wiene...
Preprint
Full-text available
In Bangladesh, as with many countries, the spread of COVID-19 made the single-use face mask, a non-pharmaceutical intervention surged in mass popularity along with healthcare professionals. Consequently, irresponsible discarding of cast-off masks and waste mismanagement are putting huge pollution burden on aquatic environments. In particular, slow...
Article
Full-text available
The cost of protein sources renders fish feed expensive, hence aquaculture. Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) was cultured in aquaponics (ability to withstand overcrowding) in order to explore potentials which may minimize the feed cost in aquaculture. A diet with 15, 25, 35 and 32% protein levels was formulated according to treatments T1, T2, T3 and...
Article
Full-text available
The article presents the summary of a dataset related to the risks factors of white spot disease (WSD) of farmed shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in Khulna, Bagerhat and Satkhira districts of Bangladesh. This dataset was developed following two consecutive steps. In the first step, participatory rural appraisal tools were applied to get the conceptual fram...
Preprint
Full-text available
The spread of COVID-19 engulfs almost all the countries and territories of the planet, and infections and fatality are increasing rapidly. The first epi-center of its' massive spread was in Wuhan, Hubei province, China having a temperate weather, but the spread has got an unprecedented momentum in European temperate countries mainly in Italy and Sp...
Article
Full-text available
Tilapia lake virus (TiLV), a negative sense RNA virus with a 10 segment genome, is an emerging threat to tilapia aquaculture worldwide, with outbreaks causing over 90% mortality reported on several continents since 2014. Following a severe tilapia mortality event in July 2017, we confirmed the presence of TiLV in Bangladesh and obtained the near-co...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
In this paper we use questionnaire data from farmers in Bangladesh who are cultivating Oreochromis niloticus in ponds using a polyculture method. We examine farming practices to attempt to understand how they may influence disease presence in the ponds. Analysis of the farmers responses indicates a link between the recency of pond sludge removal an...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Increasing food production from the aquaculture sector has been promoted to deal with declining capture fisheries production (FAO, 2018). For a LEDC increased aquaculture also improves food security and provides an additional income for local farmers. In some countries, such as Bangladesh, the sector has grown considerably resulting in intensificat...
Article
Citizen science is put forward as a method for extending science to include communities in learning about, and adapting to, climate variability and change in the places they live. But it is difficult to find evidence of how citizen science influences climate adaptation governance. The citizen science field lacks the assessment frameworks and empiri...
Article
Full-text available
The inland fisheries and aquaculture of Bangladesh and Nigeria were critically examined with a view to comparing their fish production and farming systems, nature of seed supply, contribution to country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the transferability of experiences towards development of the fisheries sector. A review-based study was conduct...
Article
Background and Objective: Knowledge of reproductive biology of a fish species is particularly important for conservation and plays significant role in determining its sustainable management and suitability for culture. Aspects of reproductive biology of Hemibagrus menoda from Kangsha River Netrakona district, Bangladesh were studied to evaluate the...
Article
Full-text available
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the growth performance of silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) in cage stocking at different densities. It was expected that silver carp could grow feeding on plankton without external feeding. In this experiment, silver carps in nine cages were stocked in three different stocking densities such as 20, 3...
Article
Full-text available
An experimental study was carried out for a period of six months to assess the potential of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) in earthen freshwater ponds. Nine earthen ponds (40 m 2 each) were randomly assigned to three treatments in triplicate. Carps and stinging catfish; carps, stinging catfish, and snails; and carps, stinging catfish,...