Aquaculture is considered to be one of the major components in farming system in Bangladesh because of the potential role it can play to combat protein malnutrition, employment generation, poverty alleviation and foreign exchange earnings. However, proper identification of the problems faced by the farmers as well as selection of appropriate technology and its transfer to the farmers is a must to make the aquaculture practices effective and sustainable. ICLARM (International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management) in collaboration with different GOs and NGOs has been trying to develop sustainable aquaculture practices for the resource poor fanners of Bangladesh for more than a decade. Many of the farmers reported that they are becoming perplexed as different research and development organizations approach them with different recommendations for the same aquaculture technology. In view of the above a workshop was organized jointly by ICLARM and BFRI on 25- 26 January 2000 at BFRI, Mymensingh as a routine task of the Sustainable Aquaculture Project of ICLARM to review the aquaculture technologies that are being developed and practiced by different research and extension organizations. The workshop was planned to rationalize the available aquaculture technologies and to develop a strategy for the research and development projects/organizations in Bangladesh.