Partho Pratim Debnath
Position

Aquaculture specialist-Aquatic Animal Health

Name: Partho Pratim Debnath

 

Key Qualifications and Experiences

§  M.S. in Fisheries

§  Working experience investigating disease outbreaks in fish and shrimp production systems

§  Working experience with aquatic animal health management

§  Working experience with National Aquatic Animal Health Strategy with national level partners

§  Trained on disease diagnostic including TilV and other important fish and shrimp diseases

§  Currently working on two international TiLV epidemiology projects

§  11 years working in field-based and managerial positions for development projects with national and international NGOs

§  8 years operating fish disease labs in the public and private sectors

§  Established and operated an algae lab on own initiative

§  Received training on shrimp and fish pathology from IAAHRI, Bangkok, Thailand

§  Received training on algae lab management in Malaysia Received training on shrimp & sea-bass hatchery management in Thailand

§  Received training on PCR lab management in India Computer skills in SPSS

 

 

Academic Records

Name of the Examination

University/ Board

Field/ Discipline

Passing

Year

Division/Class/

CGPA

M.S in Fisheries

Khulna University

FMRT*

2008

3.15/4.00

B.Sc (Hons.) in Fisheries (4years)

Khulna University

FMRT*

2005

3.35/4.00

Higher Secondary School Certificate

Jessore

Science

1999

First

Secondary School Certificate

Jessore

Science

1997

First

      *Fisheries and Marine Resources Technology Discipline

 

§   B.Sc (Hons.) thesis: Comparative Study on Growth Performance of Bagda (Penaeus monodon) in Traditional and Semi-intensive Culture System.

§   M.S thesis: A study of the Socio-economic Status of Bagda (penaeus monodon) Post-Larvae (PL) Collectors in Cox’s Bazar with Emphasis on Violation of Restriction on PL Collection in Coastal Waters

 

Employment Details

 

Ø  April 01, 2018 – present: working as aquaculture specialist - aquatic animal health employed by WorldFish under the sustainable aquaculture program. My key responsibilities include: supporting aquatic animal health research/ activities in Bangladesh (e.g. biosecurity, diagnostic and epidemiology) for the CGIAR research program FISH and safe aqua farming for economic and trade improvement (SAFETI) project on shrimp and freshwater prawn diseases.
I also design and implement training programs on disease diagnostics to relevant stakeholders (e.g. Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Universities, private companies, hatcheries, farmers).

Ø  January 01, 2012 – March 31, 2018: lab manager employed by WorldFish Center under its Feed the Future Aquaculture Project (FtFAQ) funded by USAID.

Ø  January 01, 2011 – December 31, 2011: scientific officer employed by WorldFish Center under its Greater Harvest and Economic Return from Shrimp (GHERS) project funded by PRICE through USAID.

Ø  May 01, 2010 – December 31, 2010: scientific officer employed by WorldFish Center under its project called Greater Harvest and Economic Return from Shrimp (GHERS) funded by Price, USAID.

Ø  May 01, 2009 – April 30, 2010: scientific officer employed by WorldFish Center under its Cyclone Affected Aquaculture Rehabilitation Project Phase 2 (CAARP Phase 2) funded by USAID.

Ø  April 01, 2008 – April 30, 2009: field coordinator employed by Jhalakati Development Society (JDS), under its project called Cyclone Affected Aquaculture Rehabilitation Project (CAARP) implemented by WorldFish Center funded by USAID.

Ø  October 01, 2007 – March 31, 2008: project manager employed by Wetland Resource Development Society (WRDS), under its project called Adaptation of Soil-less Agriculture in Water logged Area in South-East Region of Bangladesh funded by Action Aid Bangladesh.

Ø  April 01, 2007 – September 31, 2007: PCR monitoring officer employed by an entrepreneur group in collaboration with WorldFish Center, under its project called Shrimp Quality Support Project (SQSP) funded by USAID.

Ø  February 08, 2007 – February 28, 2007: research surveyor recruited by WorldFish Center, under its project called Shrimp Quality Support Project (SQSP) funded by USAID.

Ø  July 27, 2006 – August 10, 2006: research surveyor recruited by WorldFish Center, under its project called Shrimp Quality Support Project (SQSP) funded by USAID.

Ø  July 01, 2005 – June 30, 2006:  trainer recruited by Manab Sampad Unnayan Kendra under its Fourth Fisheries Project (Shrimp Component) for the extension and development of Shrimp farming.

 

 

Publications

 

1.     Muhammad Meezanur Rahman, Hendrik Jan Keus, Partho Debnath, M.B. Shahrier,
Rayhan Hayat Sarwer, Quazi A.Z.M. Kudrat-E-Kabir, C.V. Mohan (2018).
Benefits of stocking white spot syndrome virus infection free shrimp (Penaeus monodon) post larvae in extensive ghers of Bangladesh. Aquaculture 486, 210–216

 

2.     Partho Pratim Debnath, Manjurul Karim, Hendrik Jan Keus, Chadag Vishnumurthy Mohan and Ben Belton (2016) Effects of white spot disease and bio-security on shrimp farming in Bangladesh. Fish Pathology, 51 (special-issue)

 

3.     Partho Debnath, Shamsul H. Khan, Manjurul Karim, Ben Belton, Chadag Vishnumurthy Mohan and Michael Phillips (2015). Review of the history, status and prospects of the black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) hatchery sector in Bangladesh. Reviews in Aquaculture. 0, 1–13.

 

4.     Debnath, P.P, Karim, M., Belton, B. (2015). Comparative study of the reproductive performance and white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) status of black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) collected from the Bay of Bengal. Aquaculture

 

5.     Ehsanul Karim, Mohammad Assraful Haque and Partho Pratim Debnath (2012). Constraints & prospects of existing shrimp farming in Bangladesh. Lambert Academic Publishing. (missing details)

 

6.     Partho Pratim debnath, Manjurul Karim, Quazi A. Z. M. Kudrat-E-Kabir (2013). Comparative study on growth performance of bagda (P. monodon, Fabricius, 1798) in traditional and semi-intensive culture systems. Science and Technology. 3(1): 1-16

 

7.     Partho Pratim Debnath, Manjurul Karim, Quazi A.Z.M. Kudrat-E-Kabir, Mohammed Ashraful Haque, Md. Shahzad Kuli Khan (2012). Production performance of white fish in two different culture systems in Patuakhali, Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, 3(4): 55-67

 

8.     Partho Pratim Debnath, Ehsanul Karim, Mohammed Ashraful Haque, Md. Shahab Uddin, Manjurul Karim (2012). Prevalence of white spot syndrome virus in brood stock, nauplii and postlarvae of tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798) in Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Scientific Research. 3(3): 58-63

 

9.     Mahmudul Hasan, Shahajat Kuli Khan, Mohammad Assraful Haque, Ehsanul Karim and Partho Pratim Debnath (2012). Livelihood strategies of tiger shrimp post larvae collectors in Backkhali River Estuary, Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh. International journal of sustainable agricultural technology. 8(9): 0l-07

 

10.   M. Mostafa, P.P. Debnath, B. Biswas and M.M. Iqbal (2007). Socio-economic status of shrimp (Penaeus monodon) post-larvae (PL) collectors in Cox’s Bazar with emphasis on violation of restriction on wild PL collection. South Asian Journal of Agriculture. 2(1-2): pp-pp, Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh.