Shaikh Tareq Arafat
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (ongoing)-Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan. 

MSc in Aquaculture- Khulna University, Bangladesh.

B.Sc. (Hons) in Fisheries (2006) - Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Applied Microbioligy, Fish Nutrition Aquaculture. 

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
No Research Project Available




Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh

Assistant Professor 

May 20017 – till date

Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh


April 2015 – April 2017

Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Bangladesh. 

UFO (33rd BCS)

August 2014 - April 2015

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SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
No Supervision Available

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Rahman M. M., Pinkey I. A., Ferthous J., Arafat S. T., Rahman S. M., Asaduzzaman M., Rahman M. M. and  Rouf M. A. (2020). Modulation of phenotypic traits under different rearing temperatures: Experimental evidence in male guppy (Poecilia reticulata). International Journal of Aquatic Biology 8(5): 344-364 
Rahman M. M., Biswas R., Gazi L., Arafat S. T., Rahman M. M., Asaduzzaman M., Rahman S. M. and  Ahsan M. N.  (2020). Annually twice induced spawnings provide multiple benefits: Experimental evidence from an Indian major carp (Catla catla, Hamilton 1822).  Aquaculture Research (00):1-16

Akhe F.K.; Khatun M.M.; Roy S.K; Arafat S. T.; Uddon S.J.; Hossain H.; Siddiqui M.N. and Sarwar M.G. (2019). Profiling of bioactive compounds in water cress (Enhydra fluctuans lour) by high performance liquid chromatography. Pharmacologyonline, 1:65-75.

Aliza S.; Raseduzzaman M.; Arafat S. T. and Begum S. (2019). Value chain analysis of mud Crab (Scylla sp.) in southwest region of Bangladesh. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development. 6(3): 181-188

Debnath S., Parvez, M., Arafat, S. T., Hasan, M. M. and Chisty, M. A (2017). Evaluation of in vitro Protein Digestibility of Different Feed Ingredients for Walking Catfish (Clarias batrachus Linnaeus, 1758). International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences, 5(9):59-63.

Khanom, M., Golder, J., Chisty, M. A., Debnath, S., Arafat, S. T. and Parvez, M. S. (2017). Protein Digestibility Determination of Different Feed Ingredient for Tilapia, Oreocromis mossamibcus Using in vivo technique. International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences, 5(4): 31-36.

Hasan, M. M., Nahar, S., Arafat, S. T., Debnath, S., Parvez, M. S., Rahman, S. M. and Ahsan, N. (2016). Proximate Composition of Edible Aquatic Vegetables: A Preliminary Assessment of four Species from Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 13 (1): 49-53.

Hasanuzzaman A.F.M., Arafat S.T. and Huq K.A. 2014. Mud Crab (Scylla spp.) Aquaculture in the South-West Sundarbans Region of Bangladesh. Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals. Vol. 11(1): 57-83.

Roy A.K., Ghosh A.K., Arafat S.T. and Huq K.A., 2013. Fish-Paddy Crop Rotation Practice in South- West Coastal Region of Bangladesh: A Profitable Technology for The Poor Farmers. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. 38(3): 389-399.

Chadni F., Arafat S.T. and Huq K.A., 2011. Effect of Species Composition of Carps in Pen Culture   System in Bauysona River of Narail District. Bangladesh Res. Pub. J. Vol 5(3): 175-185.


Conference/ Symposium/ Seminar:

Arafat, S.T., A.F.M. Hasanuzzaman, A.K. Ghosh, W. Sabbir and K.A. Huq (2012). Crab fattening as a livelihood   option for the poor community in Shyamnagar, Satkhira. Fifth Fisheries Conference & Research Fair. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF), 139.

K.A. Huq, S.T. Arafat*, A.K. Ghosh, A.F.M. Hasanuzzaman and S.M.B. Rahaman (2012). Mud crab (Scylla serrata) fishery in Patuakhali and Barguna district. Fifth Fisheries Conference & Research Fair. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF), 150.

R. Islam, S.T. Arafat, A. K. Ghosh and K.A. Huq (2010). Comparative Study on Socio-Economic Advantage from Fish-Paddy VS. Pulse-Paddy Crop Rotation Practice in Batiaghata, Khulna District. Fourth Fisheries Conference & Research Fair. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF), 70.

G.S. Hossain, S.T. Arafat, M.R. Islam and K.A. Huq (2010). Community Based Pen Culture of Carps in Narail Districts: Performance Analysis and Livelihood Aspects. Fourth Fisheries Conference & Research Fair. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF), 60. 

Funded Research Projects



Funded By


Effects of temperature on phenotypic traits, reproductive success and offspring fitness in stripped dwarf catfish (Mystus vittatus)


Principle Investigator.


Ministry of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Website:



June 2017 – May 2018

Effectiveness of Probiotics Uses in Extensive Shrimp Farming.


Associate Researcher.

SOLIDARYDAD NETWORK   ASIA (SNA), Bangladesh with support from the Embassy of the kingdom of the Netherlands.



July 2017 – October 2017

Exposing phenotypic plasticity in guppies (Poecilia reticulata) under different levels of pH.

Principle Investigator.

Research Cell, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.


January 2017 – July 2017


Exposing Phenotypic Plasticity in response to climate change in guppies (Poecilia reticulata)


    Associate     Investigator.


Ministry of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Website:



June 2016 – May 2017

Identification and preservation of fish and mollusk organisms of the Sundarbans mangrove ecosystem, Bangladesh

Associate Researcher.

University Grants Commission of Bangladesh.


August 2016 – July 2017


Conservation Leadership Programme  (CLP)

(2010 International Future Conservationist Award)


Data Analyst and Research Coordinator


Save Our Species (SOS)


July 2010 - August 2011



Research Assistant


Funded By


Mud Crab (Scylla serreta) Culture as an Adaptive Measure for the Climatically  Stressed Coastal Fisher Folks of Potuakhali and Barguna District of Banglaesh

Capacity building to address climate change in Bangladesh and Ghana   with special reference to conservation of saline and drought tolerant species

DANIDA, supervised by RFLDC-Barisal and implemented by Fisheries and Marine Technology Discipline, Khulna University







June 2010 - May 2012




September 2009 - August 2010