Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline Khulna University, Khulna-9208

Abul Farah Md. Hasanuzzaman, PhD

PhD (Marine Science, Technology and Management)CAMPUS DO MAR,Universidade de Santiago de                                                                       Compostela, Spain

M. Sc. in Aquaculture, Lab for Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center Ghent University, Belgium.

 B.Sc. in Fisheries (Honours), Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline

                                    Khulna University. Khulna, Bangladesh.

    Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; Fish health management; fish and shellfish immunogenomics.

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 Low Cost Prawn Feed Development Project June 2003 December 2003 National
2 Effect of different organic food sources on growth and production performances of earthworm (Perionyx excavatus)-a fish food Principal Investigator August 2009 September 2010 National
3 Evaluation of immunocompetence and production performance of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii Post-larvae from Wild and Hatchery Principal Investigator Feb 2018 January 2019 National
4 Capacity building to address climate change in Bangladesh and Ghana with special reference to conservation of saline and drought tolerant species Co-Principal Investigator September 2009 August 2012 International
5 Seasonal and tidal effects on nutrient concentration and its relationship with the hydrodynamic environment in major river systems of Sundarban Co-Principal Investigator March 2010 September 2011 National
6 Mud Crab Culture as An Adaptive Measure for The Climatically Stressed Coastal Fisher-Folks of Patuakhali District Co-Principal Investigator June, 2010 May 2012 International
7 Feasibility of nematode (Panagrellus sp.) culture in Bnagladesh and its suitability as live feed for larval rearing of giant prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii Co-Principal Investigator December 2010 February 2012 National
8 Evaluation of probiotic effects on production performance in prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) culture system Co-Principal Investigator January 2011 August 2012 International
9 Análisis de la interacción entre hemocitos de almeja Ruditapes philippinarum y el parásito Perkinsus olseni mediante estudio de la expresión génica con microarrays August 2013 June 2016 International
10 Adoption of Innovative technology: Seed to fattening of mud crab (Scylla olivacea) and health management in Bangladesh condition. Principal Investigator May 2018 Apriil 2022 International
11 Detection and profiling of pathogenic bacteria in mud crab (Scylla olivacea) collected from farms in the Southwest region of Bangladesh. Fund: Khulna University Research Cell, Bangladesh Co-Principal Investigator Feb 2021- - National
12 Molecular taxonomic Identification and antibiotic resistance analysis of bacteria isolated from mud crab Scylla olivacea hatchery in Bangladesh Principal Investigator November 2021 - National

September 9, 2019- Till Date                           Professor, Khulna University, Bangladesh

September 09, 2015 – September 8, 2019       Associate Professor, Khulna University, Bangladesh

September 08, 2010 – September 08, 2015     Assistant Professor, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

September 09, 2008 – September 08, 2010     Lecturer, Khulna University, Bangladesh.                    

April 2008 - September 2008                           Part-time Teacher

                                                                                     Khulna University, Bangladesh.

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SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
1 Practice and economics of tiger shrimp( Peneaus monodon) culture at Shyamnagar upazilla of Satkhira district Masters Supervisor July 2020 December 2020
2 Physicochemical Water Quality Parameters of Mud Crab Fattening Farms in Debhata Upazila Bachelor Supervisor October 2020 December 2021
3 Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium Level in Soil of Mud Crab Farms in Debhata Upazilla Bachelor Supervisor October 2020 October 2020
4 Total Bacterial Load and Vibrio spp. Load of Mud Crab Collected from Fattening Farms in Debhata Upazila Bachelor Supervisor October 2020 December 2021
5 Variation in proximate composition of different sized male and female Silver Grunt, Pomadasys hasta Masters Supervisor Jan 2019 July 2019
6 Comparison of morphometric of wild and hatchery sourced Macrobrachium rosenbergii Bachelor Supervisor Jan 2019 December 2019
7 Growth rate of hatchery sourced and wild sourced Macrobrachium rosenbergii in grow out pond Bachelor Supervisor Jan 2019 December 2019
8 Immune response of mud crab (Scylla olivacea) in vivo challenge with pathogenic bacteria vibrio spp. Masters Supervisor November 2018 Jan 2020
9 Immune competence of wild and hatchery produced Macrobrachium rosenbergii juvenile exposed experimentally to Vibrio spp. Masters Supervisor October 2018 July 2019
10 Effects salinity and feeding regime on mud crab gonadal maturation in cage culture system Masters Supervisor October 2018 November 2020
11 Growth rate of hatchery and wild sourced Macrobrachium rosenbergii post larvae Bachelor Supervisor Jan 2018 December 2018
12 Soft Shell Mud Crab Production System in Satkhira Region of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor Jan 2018 December 2018
13 Zooplankton Abundance and Diversity in Relation to Physico- Chemical Parameters of Carp Nursery Ponds in Jessore Bachelor Supervisor Jan 2018 Jan 2018
14 Production and Marketing of Fish Feed in the Southwest Region of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor Jan 2018 July 2018
15 Stomach Content Analysis of Tilapia Fed With Different Experimental Diets Masters Supervisor July 2017 November 2018
16 Nursing Management and Economics of Mud Crablets Produced in the Hatchery at Kolbari in Satkhira Masters Supervisor July 2017 December 2019
17 Proximate Composition of Silver Grunt ( Pomadesys hastae ) Bachelor Supervisor July 2017 December 2017
18 In silico Analysis of Mud Crab Scylla spp. Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs, Non-Annotated) Bachelor Supervisor July 2017 December 2017
19 Occurrence of Bacterial infection/Diseases in Mud Crab fattening Pens in South-Western Region of Bangladesh Masters Supervisor October 2016 August 2019
20 HACCP, Traceability and GAP Systems for Improved Quality and Production of Shrimp in Khulna Region: from Farms to Factories Masters Supervisor October 2016 August 2019
21 Production and Economics of Giant River Prawn Hatchery in Southwestern Region of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor August 2011 June 2012
22 Growth and Production Performance Of Earthworm (Perionyx Exavatus) In Different Organic Food Compositions Masters Co-Supervisor August 2009 December 2010
23 Proximate Composition Of Earthworm (Perionyx Excavatus) Cultured In Using Different Organic Food Composites Bachelor Supervisor August 2009 December 2010
24 Practice and Economics of Freshwater Prawn Farming in Seasonally Saline Rice Field in Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor April 2009 December 2009

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International Journal

Abul Farah Md. Hasanuzzaman, Asunción Cao, Paolo Ronza, Sergio Fernández-Boo, Juan Andrés Rubiolo, Diego Robledo, Antonio Gómez-Tato, Jose Antonio Alvarez-Dios, Belén G. Pardo, AntonioVillalba, PaulinoMartínez, 2020. New insights into the Manila clam – Perkinsus olseni interaction based on gene expression analysis of clam hemocytes and parasite trophozoites through in vitro challenges. International Journal for ParasitologyVolume 50, Issue 3, Pages 195-208.

P. Ronza, A. Cao, D. Robledo, A. Gómez-Tato, J.A. Álvarez-Dios, A.F.M. Hasanuzzaman, M.I. Quiroga, A. Villalba, B.G. Pardo, P. Martínez, 2018. Long-term affected flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) haemocytes show differential gene expression profiles from naïve oysters in response to Bonamia ostreae. Genomics 110 (2018) 390–398.

Hasanuzzaman A.F.M., Rubiolo JA, Robledo D., Gómez-Tato A., Alvarez Dios J.A., Fernández-Boo S., Cao A., Villalba A., Pardo B.G., Martínez P., 2018. Gene expression analysis of Ruditapes philippinarum haemocytes after experimental Perkinsus olseni zoospore challenge and infection in the wild. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 72 (2018) 611–621.

Hasanuzzaman A.F.M., Robledo D., Gómez-Tato A., Alvarez Dios J.A., Harrison P.W., Cao A., Fernández-Boo S., Villalba A., Pardo B.G., Martínez P., 2017. Transcriptomic profile of Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) haemocytes in response to Perkinsus olseni infection. Aquaculture, 467: 170-181. []

Alokesh Kumar Ghosh, Joyanta Bir, Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Abul Farah Md. Hasanuzzaman, Md. Sanaul Islam, Khandaker Anisul Huq. 2016. Impact of commercial probiotics application on growth and production of giant fresh water prawn (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii DeMan, 1879). Aquaculture Reports 4:112–117. []

Hasanuzzaman A.F.M., Robledo D., Gómez-Tato A., Alvarez-Dios J.A., Harrison P.W., Cao A., Fernández-Boo S., Villalba A., Pardo B.G., Martínez P., 2016. De novo transcriptome assembly of Perkinsus olseni trophozoite stimulated in vitro with Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) plasma. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 135: 22–33. [doi:10.1016/j.jip.2016.01.009]

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. In: C.W. Finkl and C. Makowski (eds.), Environmental Management and Governance: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources, Coastal Research Library 8, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-06305-8_7, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.

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., 11(1): 57-83.

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, 5(1): 1-8 [doi: 10.5376/msb.2014.05.0001].

Shak Md Bazlur Rahaman, Lipton Sarder, Md Sayadur Rahaman, Alokesh Kumar Ghosh, Sudhin Kumar Biswas, SM Shahjahan Siraj, Khandaker Anisul Huq, Abul Farah Md Hasanuzzaman, and Shikder Saiful Islam. 2013. Nutrient dynamics in the Sundarbans mangrove estuarine system of Bangladesh under different weather and tidal cycles. Ecological Processes, 2:29. [doi:10.1186/2192-1709-2-29]

Rahaman SMB, Golder J, Rahaman MS, Hasanuzzaman AFM, Huq KA, Begum S, Islam SS and Bir J. 2013. Spatial and Temporal Variations in Phytoplankton Abundance and Species Diversity in the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest of Bangladesh. J Marine Sci Res Dev 3: 126. doi:10.4172/2155-9910.1000126

 Mohammed Golam Sarower, Abul Farah Md. Hasanuzzaman, Bhabananda Biswas and Hiroki Abe . 2012. Taste producing components in fish and fisheries products: A review. Intl. J. of Food. Ferment. Technol. 2(2): 113-121. []

A.F.Md. Hasanuzzaman, M.A. Rahman and S.S. Islam. 2011. Practice and Economics of Freshwater Prawn Farming in Seasonally Saline Rice Field in Bangladesh. Mesopotamian Journal of Marine Science, 26(1): 69-78. []

A.F.Md. Hasanuzzaman, Sk.Z. Hossian and M. Das. 2010. Nutritional potentiality of earthworm (Perionyx excavatus) for substituting fishmeal used in local feed company in Bangladesh. Mesopotamian Journal of Marine Science, 25 (2): 25 – 30. []

Abul Farah Md. Hasanuzzaman, Md. Noman Siddiqui, Md. Ayaz Hasan Chisty. 2009. Optimum replacement of fishmeal with soybean meal in diet for Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man 1879) cultured in low saline water. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 9:17-22.


C.R. Rojas-Garcia, A. F. M. Hasanuzzaman, P. Sorgeloos and P. Bossier. 2008. Cellwall deficient Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains as  microbial diet for Artemia larvae: protective effects against vibriosis and participation of phenoloxidase. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 360:1-8. [doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2008.01.008]


National Journal

Md. Rashedul Islam, Md. Zulfikar Ali, A.F.M. Hasanuzzaman and Md. Rony Golder. 2021. Effect of skip-feeding and re-feeding regimes on compensatory growth, body composition, feed utilization, feeding cost and survival of monosex tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in pond aquaculture system. Bangladesh J. Fish. 33(2) :225-233

Hasanuzzaman, A.F.M, Karmaker, S., Khanom, M., Islam, M.R. 2021. Determination of survival and haemocyte response of mud crab Scylla olivacea in vivo challenged with Vibrio.  Bangladesh J. Fish. 33(1) :109-118.

Mostafa, M., Sarower, M.G., Al-imran, Parvej, M.S., Hasanuzzaman, A.F.M. 2016. Detection and culture feasibility of a soil nematode (Panagrellus redivivus.), a potential live feed for prawn larvae in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of veterinary and Animal Sciences, 4(1&2):31-37.

Sayeed, M.A.B., Azad, M.A.K., Bir, J., Huq, K.A., Hasanuzzaman, A.F.M., Khushi, S.S. 2015. Quantitative dynamics of total and beneficial (Streptococcus faecalis) bacteria and bioactive potentials of nutraceuticals in probiotics-treated prawn. South Asian Journal of Agriculture, 2013-15, 6(1&2):187-197.

Abul Farah Md. Hasanuzzaman, Md. Ashkar Bin Sayeed, S.M. Bazlur Rahaman and Khandaker Anisul Huq. 2010. Implications of Climate Change for Fisheries and Aquaculture in The Sundarbans Region Of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies Special Issue (SESB 2010), Bangladesh: 73-82

A.T.M.N. Huda, M.S. Shah, A.F.M. Hasanuzzaman and M.R. Azam. 2009. An investigation on the ichthyofauna of the Gorai-Madhumati river system. Bangladesh Journal of zoology, 37(1): 11-24.

S.M.B. Rahaman, M.M. Rahman, A.F.M. Hasanuzzaman, W. Sabbir,  M.A. Islam and M.G. Sarower. 2008. Culture and capture fishery of Beel Dakatia, Khulna. Khulna University Studies, Bangladesh, 9(2): 303-310.  

S.M.B. Rahaman, A.S.M.S. Shahriar, A.K. Ghosh, W. Sabbir, A.F.M. Hasanuzzaman, M.Khanom and M.G. Sarower. 2008. Reverine giant prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) culture scenario in Betagi thana of Borguna district. South Asian Journal of Agriculture, 3(1&2): 169-172.

S.M.B. Rahaman, S. Kumar, M.A.B. Sayeed, W. Sabbir, A.F.M. Hasanuzzaman, M.I. Alam, and M.G. Sarower. 2008. Ecological diversity and distribution of aquatic and semi-aquatic weeds in Khulna. South Asian Journal of Agriculture, 3(1&2): 163-168.

Md. Sofiqul Islam, S.M.B. Rahaman, Abul Farah Md. Hasanuzzaman, Md. Golam Sarower, Md. Ashkar Bin Sayeed and Wasim Sabbir. 2008. Qualitative and quantitative variation in plankton communities between mono and polyculture systems in Khulna, Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, Bangladesh, 9(1): 111-116.  

M. N. Siddiqui, A. F. M. Hasanuzzaman and M. A. H. Chisty. 2007. Substitution of fishmeal protein by soybean meal in diet for giant fresh water prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man). Khulna University Studies, Bangladesh, 8(2): 231-238.

Muhammad Abdur Rouf, S.M. Masud Karim, A.F.M. Hasanuzzaman, Khandoker Qudrata Kibria and Md. Ayaz Hasan Chisty. 2007. Variation in water and soil characteristics within a production cycle in an alternative shrimp-paddy cultivation plot in Khulna, Coastal Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, Bangladesh, 8(2): 221-230 .


More than 15 abstracts presented in various national and international conferences and seminars. 



Advanced Freshwater Aquaculture


Fish Feed and Nutrition


Aquaculture and Environment


Fish Pathology and Immunology


Fish Pharmacology


Fish Parasitology


Fish Nutrition and Feed Formulation

  • Advanced Freshwater Aquaculture
  • Fish Feed and Nutrition
  • Aquaculture and Environment
  • Fish Pathology and Immunology
  • Fish Pharmacology
  • Fish Parasitology
  • Fish Nutrition and Feed Formulation