Profile of Md. Ashraful Alam


Md. Ashraful Alam


Department of Fisheries Biology & Genetics (FBG)

Faculty of Fisheries

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur.


Mobile: +8801767032019


    To be an eminent Researcher and Teacher in Fisheries Sector


    Reproductive biology, Fish Biodiversity, Fish Breeding, Molecular Genetics


  1. Master of Science in Fisheries Biology and Genetics, 2015

    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

  2. Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, 2012

    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh


  1. Lecturer
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

    November 16, 2022 to Present

  2. Faculty
    Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogura

    October 23, 2017 to November 15, 2022


Journal Papers

  1. ALAM, M. A., KHAN, M. A., SAROWER-E-MAHFUJ, M. D., ARA, Y., PARVEZ, I., & AMIN, M. N. (2021). A model for tubificid worm (Tubifex tubifex) production and its effect on growth of three selected ornamental fish. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries, 33(2), 205-214.

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  2. Mahfuj MS., Ahmed FF., Hossain MF., Islam SI., Islam MJ., Alam MA., Hoshan I, Nadia ZM. (2022). Stock Structure Analysis of the Endangered Queen Loach, Botia dario (Hamilton 1822) from Five Rivers of Northern Bangladesh by Using Morphometrics: Implications for Conservation. Fishes, 7(1), 41.

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  3. Islam, S. I., Mou, M. J., Sanjida, S., SAROWER-E-MAHFUJ, M., Alam, M. A., & Yeasmin, A. R. A. (2022). An In-silico analysis of the molecular interactions between PmCBP-VP24 and PmCBP-VP28 protein complex to understand the initial initiating events of shrimp WSSV infection. International Journal of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, 5(2), 1-1. DOI: 10.38001/ijlsb.1055840

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  4. Alam MA., Ara Y., Parvez I., Roy JK., Khan, MA. 2021. Fish Diversity and Its Threatened Status of the Dharla River in Bangladesh. Croatian Journal of Fisheries. 79 (4): 163-172.

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  5.  Alam MA., Parvez I., Ara Y., Tithy MSJ., Nehrin S., Mahajebin T., Hassan MM. 2020. Phylogenetic relationships of cyprinid fishes (Cyprinidae) inferred from morphological traits and retrieved cytochrome b gene sequences in Bangladesh. AACL Bioflux. 14(3):1631-1644.

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  6. Parvez I., Mahajebin T., Barman TR., Khan N., Chhanda MS., Alam MA. 2020. Evaluation of body shape variation of indigenous and exotic Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792) in Bangladesh by geometric morphometric analyses. AACL Bioflux 13(5):2852-2858.

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  7. Parvez I, Alam MA., Hassan MM., Ara Y., Hoshan I., Kibria ASM. 2019. A checklist of fish species from three rivers in northwestern Bangladesh based on a seven-year survey. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11(6): 13786–13794. DOI: 10.11609/jott.4303.11.6.13786-13794

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  8. Alam MA., Ara Y, Khan MA, Roy JK. 2019. Status and Prospect of Ornamental Fishes in Selected Districts of North-Western Region of Bangladesh. Bangladesh. Bangladesh Rural Development Studies. XXIII (1): 24-36.

  9. Alam MA., Yeasmin A., Patwary ZP., Parvez I. 2018. Morphometric, Meristic Characters and Length-weight Relationships of Crossocheilus latius (Hamilton, 1822) from the Atrai River, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Rural Development Studies. XXII (1): 87-94.

  10. Sarower-E-Mahfuj, Alam MA., Parvez I., Minar MH., Samad A. 2017. Morphological variations of Labeo bata populations (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in six rivers of Bangladesh: a geometric-morphometric contribution. Iranian Journal of Ichthyology. 4(3): 270-280. DOI: 10.7508/iji.2016.02.015.

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  11. Parvez I., Sujan HS., Alam MA., Akter MN., Roy K., Haque MR. 2017. Fish biodiversity and conservation status of the Dhepa river sanctuary in protection and restoration of threatened fishes of the northwest Bangladesh. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES).10(1):183-190.

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  12. Parvez I., Alam MA., Amin AKMR., Islam MR., Khan MMR. 2015. Genetic variation and differentiation of wild stocks of critically endangered Puntius sarana (Hamilton) and their F1 crossbreed through allozyme electrophoresis. International Journal of Biosciences. 7(5) : 47-57.

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Conference Papers

  1. Alam MA., Ara Y., Parvez I., Islam MT., Khan MA. 2019. Fish Diversity and Conservation Status in the Freshwater Ecosystem of Dharla River at Kurigram, Bangladesh. International Symposium on Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh. Pp. 22.

  2. Parvez I., Alam MA., Banerjee C, Hossain MA, Mahajebin T. 2018. Evolutionary relationships of cyprinid fishes (cyprinidae) from Bangladesh based on morphological traits and mitochondrial genes. 8th Internatioal Fisheries Symposium. Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. Pp. 271.

  3. Jafar MA., Mia MF., Alam MA., Kibria ASM. Parvez I. 2018. Involvement of women in small scale fish farming in Birganj Upazilla of Dinajpur: potential for nutritional point of view. . Abstract Proceedings. International Conference on Research and Extension for Sustainable Rural Development 15-16 February 2018. Organized by Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society and Rural Development Academy, Bogra. Pp 66.

  4. Parvez I., Sujan HS, Rana M, Alam MA. 2016, Present Fish biodiversity status of the river of Dinajpur districts: Potential, Threats and Action to conserve. 5th national convention and internatonal agricultural conference-2016. Pp.13.

  5. Alam MA., Parvez I. 2016. Evolutionary relationships of cyprinid fishes inferred from morphological traits and mitochondrial gene cytochrome B. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum. 2016. Book of Abstract. 7th Biennial Fisheries Conference and Research Fair 2016. BFRF, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Pp.146.

  6.  Alam MA., Parvez I., Banerjee C. 2016. Threatened fishes of the world: Raiamas bola (Hamilton, 1822) (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae). Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum. 2016. Book of Abstract. 7th Biennial Fisheries Conference and Research Fair 2016. BFRF, Dhaka, Bangladesh. P.149

  7. Parvez I., Mostakim GM., Ali MR., Sujan HS, Alam MA., 2014. Present status and potential extinction risks of fishes of Northwest Bangladesh. The Festschrift on the 50th Anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. 102.


  1. Director General Awards, 2022

    Funded by: Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogura

  2. Prime Minister Gold Medal, 2013

    Funded by: University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh

  3. University Grants Commission (UGC) Merit Scholarship, 2012

    Funded by: University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh

  4. Dean’s List Award

    Funded by: HSTU, Dinajpur


  1. Feasibility study of the freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rogenbergii) culture in biofloc system

    Funded by: Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogura

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: The prawns assimilate only 15–30% of the nitrogen added in the feed in a pond environment, the remaining quantity is lost to the system as ammonia and organic-N in the form of feces and feed residue. The organic-N in feces and uneaten feed undergoes decomposition resulting in ammonia production. Therefore, a high protein level in shrimp feed contributes to the high concentration of ammonia in the water column which is detrimental to the cultured animals and needs to be minimized. To rectify the above-mentioned constraints, biofloc technology (BFT) systems were developed to minimize effluent discharge, protect the surrounding water bodies and improve farm bio-security (Avnimelech 2007). Farming of prawns is generally conducted extensively in grow-out ponds and has been developed in indoor high-intensive farming systems to meet the growing world demand (Zhou 2001). With rapid expansion and intensification, however, there is also a growing concern about the ecological sustainability of shrimp farming (Naylor et al. 2000). The cultured shrimps retain only 20– 30% of feed nutrients; therefore, 70–80% of high dietary protein is excreted and accumulated in water, which leads to the deterioration of water quality (Avnimelech & Ritvo 2003). Moreover, deteriorated water quality has resulted in disease outbreaks and heavy financial losses (Samocha et al. 2004). Such environmental issues have created a large demand for productive, efficient, and sustainable shrimp farming systems that have a low impact on the environment and are more likely to be disease-free (Horowitz & Horowitz 2001). The addition of carbon sources into the shrimp culture system can significantly reduce the TAN and NO 2 -N concentrations. In addition, lots of youth engaged in fish culture by biofloc technology without any knowledge. Until there is no study or protocol is developed in Bangladesh for shrimp culture in biofloc technology. Therefore, the study aims to develop microbial biofloc for the culture of Macrobrachium rogenbergii by using carbohydrate materials as a carbon source to boost production by improving the conversion of nutrients into harvestable products while maintaining good water quality.

  2. Feasibility Study on Nontraditional Food Item (Tubifex sp.) Production for Fish Feed Supplement

    Funded by: Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogura

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: In Bangladesh, the current supply of tubificid worms is about completely from wild harvests which are unreliable and inadequate in terms of demand. Little success has been reported in attempts taken to develop a technique for tubificid worms culture (Mollah and Ahamed 1989, Ahamed and Mollah 1992). For this reason, it is very important to develop a compatible culture medium for the commercial production of Tubifex sp. as an inexpensive alternative to other commercial feeds needed for fish rearing. Therefore, the objectives of the present study were to make a comparative analysis of different culture media and to find out the most suitable food medium for optimal growth of Tubifex sp.


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