- Asia Regional Coordinator
A citizen of Bangladesh, M. Gulam Hussain is the Asia regional coordinator at the Fish Innovation Lab. He is responsible for conducting all aspects of project priorities, coordination, monitoring and technical supervision of all research projects supported by Fish Innovation Lab grants in Bangladesh.
Before joining the lab in 2019, Hussain was the key expert on fisheries and aquaculture for the European Union-Bangladesh joint collaboration on blue economy, implemented under the Bangladesh Government Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is currently also the fisheries expert for a national project titled “Study on Interaction between Haor and River Ecosystem Including Development of Wetland Inventory and Sustainable Wetland Management Framework” of the Department of Bangladesh Haor and Wetland Development being implemented by the Institute of Water Modelling. He was formerly the director general of Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) and a fish genetic specialist with WorldFish Bangladesh. Earlier, he was a Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist posted in Syrian Arab Republic with United Nations Volunteers under the United Nations Development Programme.
Hussain is a senior expert in fisheries and aquaculture, having a PhD in aquaculture biotechnology, MSc in aquaculture management, and BSc with honors in fisheries. He earned his PhD in 1992 from the Stirling University, in Scotland. He has an impressive track record in research and scholarly publication in the field of blue economy, fish genetics and biotechnology, aquaculture, and fisheries and has more than 120 scientific papers and articles published in peer-reviewed, international and national journals, a number of books, book chapters, and many technical reports.
Hussain is presently president of Bangladesh Tilapia Foundation and chief executive of Blue Aquaculture Consulting in Bangladesh.