Dr. A. K. M. Nowsad  Alam
Dr. A. K. M. Nowsad Alam

Professor Contact No : +88-0171-144-6315
Department of Fisheries Technology Email : nowsad12@yahoo.com
Faculty of Fisheries ResearchGate Google Scholar
Research Interest:   Climate change and climate variability adaptations through post-harvest fishery loss reduction and value chain development, Fishery Loss Assessment and Mitigation Measures,  Seafood quality and safety.
PhD    - 1995
Mie University, Japan
B.Sc. Fisheries (Honours)    - 1981
Bangladesh Agricultural University
M.Sc. In Fisheries    - 1982
Bangladesh Agricultural University
MS    - 1992
Mie University, Japan
Total Number:  26




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Completed Projects


Upgradation of the gel quality of the minces  from by-catch and underutilized fish species

 Acted as the PI of the project.  The gel forming ability of 11 marine by-catch & underutilized fish species were tested and their gel quality were improved by  various means, in order to add value for formulation of new mince-based products.


June ‘96

May ‘99


Post-mortem quality of growth enhanced Labeorohita by growth hormones and its food safety aspects

 Acted as the PI of the project. Major carp species, L. rohita was grown with various hormone treatment and  the post-mortem quality and safetyness were evaluated in order to assess its quality to be used as human food.


July ‘99

June ‘01


Studies on the suitability of silver carp, Hypophthalmichthys                               molitrix in the manufacture of value-added products  (fish mince  block, fish sausage, fish ball, fish  burger and fish stick)

 Acted as the PI of the project.  Different value-added products were formulated from

silver carp mince under GMP and quality of the products were evaluated, with an aim to add value to low priced silver carp and enhance its aquaculture production.


Apr ‘00

Oct ‘01


Development of value-added products from by-catch and under-utilized fisheries organisms and pilot market-testing of product- acceptability among coastal and inland rural communities

Acted as the PI of the project.  Various value-added products, like fish ball, fish burger, fish sausages, fish finger, fish mince block, etc were prepared from under-utilized marine fish under GMP, consumer acceptance and market tests of the products were done with different consumer groups and linkage developed with city outlets to market the products .


Sept ‘00

Sept ‘01


Development of improved methods for the preparation of fish  sausage and fish ball from mixed mince of by-catch species in Bangladesh

Acted as the PI of the project.  Owing to establish the concept of “total utilization”of every parts of fish, an adaptable technique was developed to utilize mixed minceof by-catch species in fish sausage and fish ball manufacture.  Quality of mixed mincefor adequate gelation was improved through manipulating processing or adding ingredients.


Jun ‘01

Dec ‘08


Teaching award  grant on 'Fish Processing and Quality Control’  

Acted as the PI of the Project.  Through the project two undergraduate courses- i) Fish Processing and ii) Quality Control of Fishery Products- were updated.  Actual need-based  course& curriculum and teaching styles and methods of the subject were introduced so that they  have direct role on poverty alleviation of the people engaged in fishing, fish trading, processing and export.  The concerned laboratories were renovated and modern equipment were installed.


Jan ‘01

Dec ‘02


Cost-profit analysis and market-testing of value-added  products from silver carp (fish mince block, fish burger, fish stick and fish  sausage)   and involvement of rural low-income people in the production and marketing of value-added products.

Acted as the PI of the Project.   Various value-added products were prepared at least cost from silver carp mince with the involvement of  rural women, and rural entrepreneurship was developed


Mar ‘01

Jun “02


Shrimp industry waste recycling and by-products (chitin, chitosan) production

Acted as the PI of the project. In order to clean up shrimp processing plant, low-cost environment friendly waste recycling method was developed.  An easy method  developed for chitin and chitosan production and shrimp wastes was used as raw material.


Jun ‘01

Jun ‘02


Participatory stakeholder-based approach for the quality improvement exportable fish and prawn in Kulierchar.

Acted as the PI of the Project.  Kulierchar  is one of the major landing & processing centers of wild prawn and fish. The stakeholders involved in fishing, handling, transportation, marketing and processing of prawn and fish were organized, skill developed and various quality control measures were adopted with stakeholders in all value-chain in order to improve the quality of exportable prawn and fish.


Jun ‘06

May ‘08


Studies on  identification of the sources of nitrofuran and Chloramphenicol in exportable shrimp and prawn  products of Bangladesh

Acted as the PI of the project.  Possible sources of illegal drugs- nitrofuran metabolites and chloramphenicol- in exportable prawn and shrimp were identified through stakeholder-based dialogue, structured interview and personal meeting in greater Khulna, Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar.  Some genuine sources were identified based on which various plan of actions undertook, like aw3areness raising, assessment of illegal antibiotics in shrimp by LC and LC-MS methods, etc.


Nov ‘06

Jun ‘08


Use of botanical pesticides (neem, garlic, pepper) as the replacement of organochlorine/organo-phosphorus pesticides in the development of storage quality of dried fish.

Acted as the PI of the project. In order to ensure human health safetyness, organic pesticides in dry fish for repelling insects were successfully replaced by botanical drugs like neem and pepper. User's friendly forms (tablets, powder, oil ex. and pests) were developed for field application.


Jan ‘07

Feb ‘08


Participatory stakeholder based approach for the production of value added products from shrimp shell wastes.

Acted as the PI of the project.  Various value added products like shrimp crackers, croquettes, shrimp loaves, etc were prepared with protein fortification by shrimp shell powder. Shrimp shell powder was found to be enriched with about 50% protein.


Jan ‘07

Feb ‘08


Commercial scale production of chitin and chitosan from shrimp industry wastes using improved methods.

Acted as the PI of the project. Production technique was further developed for commercial scale production of  chitin and chitosan.  Quality screening  method was validated.  A complete protocol for commercial scale production with cost-profit analyses and set up required are presented.


Jul ‘08

Jun ‘10


Post-harvest Loss Reduction in Fisheries- A way Forward to Food Security

Acted as the PI of the coordinated  project.

The study included detailed assessment of  the total and component-wise post-harvest losses of 28 commercial fish and prawn; understanding existing fish/prawn handling and processing practices with constraints; understanding technical inefficiency of existing fish/prawn handling and processing practices; developing appropriate loss-reduction interventions in all prawn fish value chain; and recommending sustainable  handling and processing system for prawn and fish in Bangladesh.  Quality control measures were also addressed in prawn/shrimp and fish value-chain.


Nov ‘08

May ‘10


Promotion of sustainable coastal aquaculture in Bangladesh (ProSCAB).

Acted as the Technical Back-stopper of the project.

Study included- i. Organizing coastal poor communities for entrepreneuring five coastal productions, viz., crab fattening, pesticide-free safe dry fish production, seaweed culture, mollusc culture and wet fish/prawn trading through improved handling, icing and sanitation; ii. Developing individual HH level entrepreneurship on five coastal productions through skill development; iii. Refining coastal production options with the stakeholders; iv.  Developing backward and forward linkage for commercial coastal productions; v. Up-scaling coastal production technologies with and beyond study areas; vi.  Innovating network linkage for market and export of coastal productions; vii.  Empowering coastal women and socially excluded people; vii.  Policy adoption based on coastal productions.


Jul ‘08

Jun ‘11


Field application of local herbal pesticides as complete replacement of harmful     chemical pesticides in dried fish in sidr affected Dublarchar of the Sunderbans.

Acted as the PI of the project. Field dose of herbal pesticides, neem, pepper and turmeric were determined with involvement of dry fish producers of Dublarchar, Khulna, the largest dry fish production zone of the country. Consumer acceptance & quality of herbal pesticide-treated dry fish were evaluated.


Jul ‘09

Jun ‘11


Post-harvest loss assessment of ilish, Tenualosa ilisha in Bangladesh.

Acting as the PI of the project.

Quality indices of hilsa have been determined.  Lipid and amino acid profiles were identified in both fresh water and marine stocks.  Quality loss (chemical & microbiological) were determined at different value-chain and processing conditions.


Jul ‘11

Jun ‘13


Development of handling and icing technology for quality improvement of exportable giant prawn Macrobrachiumrosenbergii in greater Mymensingh. - Acted as PI of the project

Identified existing post-harvest handling, sanitation and icing situation of exportable prawn from capture to retail distribution; developed skills of the market actors on improved handling, sanitation and icing of cultured and landed prawn; developed and introduced low-cost effective handling, sanitation and preservation methods and tools for prawn with market actors: the tools were  i. sorting table (portable); ii. plastic  craters/insulated ice box; iii. portable ice-crusher (mechanical & hand operated), iv. hand-operated ice crushing petty and pestle made of steel; v. community ice box for preservation of prawn, etc.);

Analyzed the quality of prawn in different stages from harvest to shipment


Sept ‘13

August '14


Utilization of Pangus, Tilapia and other fish processing wastes into value-added products-  Acting as PI of the project

The study explored the possibilities of utilizing  pungus, tilapia  and other fish processing wastes in to various by-products under “total utilization” concept, in order to ensure fair price for the processors as well as for the  fish farmers as  demand of  wet fish increased.  Major study included i) developing adequate method for recovering meat from frame and head and to formulate various mince based products, like mince block, fish nugget, fish ball, sausage, etc.; ii) formulating pet food (dog food and cat food) from retail market fish wastes. iii) developing adequate method for production of fish glue from fish scales and skins. iv) developing adequate method for production of liquid and powdered silage from fish processing wastes.



June '15


Stakeholder-based approach for development of effective supply and value chain and quality improvement of fish for affluent super shop outlets in Dhaka city- Acted  as PI of the project

Assessed market structure and marketing system of raw, pre-processed and processed fishery items sold by urban super shop outlets; Determined marketing costs and margins and profit of marketing intermediaries; Explored existing pattern of  husbandry, harvesting, handling and transportation of fish with constraints; Examined value chain of fishery items aiming to determine the value added to marketed fish in different steps of marketing channels up to super shops; Recommended  an appropriate supply and value chain of the fish for super shop outlets.

Ministry of Planning, GOB

Oct '13

Dec '14


Production enhancement of aquaculture through innovative technologies   in cage culture system in haor areas of Karimganj, Kishoreganj    -  Acting as the Coordinator Cum PI of the project.

Main tasks are: i) Empowering and developing skill of RaijanidaiJalmohal fishery stakeholders on innovative floodplain aquaculture based on cage culture system; ii) Development of improved cage culture for floodplain with mono-sex tilapia; iii) Development of improved spawn and fry nursing and fingerling rearing /over-wintering of mono-sex tilapia and major carps (ruhu, catla, silver & bighead carps) in hapas, pens and cages in floodplains; iv) Promoting business entrepreneurs of cage culture, improved fish handling and marketing and up-scaling of technologies



Dec '13

Dec '16


Consumer risk reduction of formalin in fresh fish by pomegranate peel and green tea extracts - Acting as PI of the project

Determining the daily fish consumption pattern by different age group population in Dhaka city; determining residual formalin content in fish in different fish markets of Dhaka city;assessing the dietary exposure and quantitative health risk of formalin through intake of formalin contaminated fish in Dhaka city; assessing and comparing the preservative effects of herbal extracts - pomegranate peel and green tea leaves in reducing risk of residual formaldehyde in fresh fish


Jul ' 15

June '17


Experimental production of boneless Ilish (Hilsa, Tenualosailisha) products through public private partnership (PPP): Acting as the PI

Due to huge branched pin bones in ilish, it cannot be consumed by a class of consumers like children and young, old, disabled or foreigners, who are also very fond of this tasty fish.  The main objective of this project is to make boneless ilish products, which would retain original tastes and flavor of the fish.  The specific objectives are: i) Formulation and standardization of ready-to-cook Ilish Soup( a. frozen pack; b. dried/

powdered pack);ii)    Formulation and standardization of ready-to-cook Ilish Noodles;iii)   Formulation and standardization ofIlishAchar/Chutney;iv)   Production of Boneless Ilish Frozen Mince Block and Powder;v)    Production of other food products fortified with ilish mince or powder;vi)   Piloting of commercial production, marketing and quality control of boneless ilish products.



Jul ‘18


Post-harvest loss reduction and value-addition of freshwater fish- Acting as the Coordinator cum PI

Freshwater fisheries suffer from huge post-harvest loss every year from harvest to retail distribution, due to lack of technical know-how and improved handling, preservation and distribution devices.  The losses may encounter up to 28 % of the total fish production, where about 15.5% accounts for fresh fish quality loss. Post-harvest losses are not only a great concern of food security and public health but also of serious economic loss that the fishermen and  traders suffer year after year.  It is therefore imperative to reduce post-harvest loss of fish by the improvement of fish handling, transportation, preservation and distribution methods and devices.



Mar ‘21


Investigation on improved methods of value-added fishery products from Indian river shad, Tenualosailisha: Acting as the PI

The objectives are:

  1. Detailed identification on the taste-active components of hilsa and sustenance of taste active components in the formulated products;
  2. Production of VAPs products fortified with hilsa mince or powder (snack extrusion of hilsa, hilsa khicuri, hilsa cookies/crackers, corn hilsa snack and extruded protein cereals, etc);
  • Production of hilsa can for whole fish, slice/chunk, flake or fillet;
  1. Production of ready-to-eat cooked hilsa curry and other products in retort pouch (plastic can);
  2. Production of hilsa frozen block to be used in hilsa  nugget or croquette preparation in home kitchen;
  3. Market testing of the VAPs and entrepreneurship development;
  • Development and sustenance of PPP for commercial-scale production of hilsa products;
  • Capacity building and skill development of BFRI technical personnel on hilsa value-added product formulation.





Consumer risk assessment of pesticides in dry fish in Bangladesh: PI

The Objectives are:

  1. To determine the daily dry fish consumption pattern by different age group population in Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong and Dhaka cities;
  2. To determine residual pesticide content in dry fish in different tiers of dry fish distribution chain in Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong and Dhaka cities;
  3. To assess the comparative probabilistic dietary exposure and quantitative health risk of pesticides through intake of pesticide contaminated dry fish in Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong and Dhaka cities.



Jun ‘20


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Associate Professor
10 Nov, 1995 - 09 Nov, 2000
11 Nov, 1986 - 06 Aug, 1988
11 Nov, 2000 -
Assistant Professor
08 Jun, 1988 - 09 Nov, 1995
Total Number: 115
  1. Recent publications will be included later- about 14-15 in numbers
  2. Nowsad, AKM. A., Khan, M. N.D. and T. 2019.  Effect of electrolyzed water-bamboo-garlic extracts on the freshness and keeping qualities of  wet fish.  International J. Food Microbiology. MS.  (UK)
  3. Nowsad, AKM.A. and Akter, S. 2019. Proportion of wastes and body parts and mince recovery rate from the frames of sixteen commercial species in Bangladesh. SAARC J. Agriculture.
  4. Hossain, M.U. and Nowsad, AKM.A. 2019. Suitability of seafood wastes in the manufacture of dry fish silage. SAARC J. Agriculture. MS.
  5. Akter, S. and Nowsad, AKM.A. 2019. Comparative assessment of the quality of fish glue prepared from scales and skins of five exportable fish species. SAARC J. Agriculture.
  6. Alam, M.A., Mortuza, G.M, Moniruzzaman, S.M. and Nowsad AKM.A. 2019. Nutrient content and amino acid profile of hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) flesh and eggs as influenced by spatial variation. Intl J. Food Sci. Technol. (MS). UK
  7. Moniruzzaman, S.K.,Mortuza, G.M.,Newaz, N, Alam, M.A., and Nowsad, AKM.A. 2019. Proximate composition and fatty acid profile of hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) flesh and eggs as influenced by spatial variation.  Intl J. Food Sci. Technol. (MS). UK
  8. Hoque, M.S., Jacxsens, Rahman, M.B., Nowsad AKM.A., Azad, M.O., Meulenaerb, B.D.,  Lachet, K. and Rahman, M. 2017. Evaluation of artificially contaminated fish with formaldehyde under laboratory conditions and exposure assessment in freshwater fish in Southern Bangladesh. Chemosphere. https://doi.org/10.1016/j. 2017.12.111.
  9. Bhowmik, S., Begum, M., Rahman, M.A. and Nowsad, A.K.M. A. 2017. Determination of formaldehyde in wet marketed fish by HPLC analysis: A negligible concern for fish and food safety in Bangladesh. Egytian Journal of Aquatic Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejar.2017.08.001.
  10. Hoque, M.S., Jacxens, L., Meulenaer, B.D. and Nowsad, AKM.A. 2016. Qualitative risk assessment for formalin treatment in fish preservation: food safety concern in local market of Bangladesh. Procedia Food Science 6: 151-158.
  11. Nowsad, A., Hossain, M.M.,Hassan, M.N.,Sayem, S.M. and Polanco, J.F. 2015. Assessmentofpostharvestlossofwetfish:A noble approach based on sensory indicator assessment .SAARC Journal of Agriculture. 13(1): 75-89.
  12. Moniruzzaman, S.K.,Mortuza, G.M.,Nesa, N. and Nowsad, AKM.A. 2014. Spatial variations in the nutritional profile of young, spent, ripe and gravid hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) flesh and eggs. J. Natural and Soc. Sci., 1:61-70.
  13. Rahma, M., Khatun, S., Hassan, M.N., Hossain, M.M. and Nowsad, AKM. A. 2013. Present scenario of landing and distribution of fish in Bangladesh.  Pakistan J. Biological Sciences. DOI: 10.3923/pjbs, 2013.
  14. Hassan, M.N., Rahman, M., Hossain, M.B., Hossain, M.M., Mendes, R. and Nowsad, AKM. A. Monitoring the presence of chloramphenicol and nitrofuran metabolities in cultured shrimp, prawn and feed in the Southwest coastal region of Bangladesh. Egyptian J. Aquatic Research. 39: 51-58. (Elsevier)
  15. Hassan, M.N., Rahman, R., Hossain, M.M., Nowsad, A.AKM. and Hossain, M.B. 2012. Post-harvest handling and marketing of shrimp and prawn in south-western region of Bangladesh. World J. Fish and Mar. Sci. 4(6):651-656.
  16. Hossain, M.M., Hassan, M.N. and Nowsad, AKM.A. 2012. Extent and causes of quality deterioration of wet fish in fish value chain in Sylhet-Sunamganj area in Bangladesh. Fish. Intl., 7 (2): 30-34.
  17. Lithi, U.J., Hassan, M.N., Hossain, M.M., and Nowsad, AKM. A. 2012. Suitability of herbal pesticide, turmeric and neem in repelling dry fish insect Necrobia Adult. J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ. 10(2): 339-348.
  18. Nowsad, AKM. A. 2013. Post-harvest Management and Value Chain Development in Malawi. United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Vienna, Austria. 52 pp.
  19. Nowsad, AKM. A. 2013. Post-harvest Fisheries Management in Bangladesh. In Post-harvest Fisheries Management –Aimed at Reducing Post-harvest Loss and Maximizing Profit. Proc. Intl. workshop on Fish for the Future. Hortex Foundation. Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. 123. Pp.
  20. Nowsad, AKM. A. and Saha, M. (Eds.). 2013. Post-harvest Fisheries Management –Aimed at Reducing Post-harvest Loss and Maximising Profit. Proc. Intl. worksop on Fish for the Future. Hortex Foundation. Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. 123. Pp.
  21. Nowsad, AKM. A. Mohanty, B.P., Hoq, Me.E. and Thilsted, S.H. 2012. Nutritional values, consumption and utilization of hilsa Tenualosa ilisha (Ham.). Proc. Reg. Workshop on Hilsa: Potential for Aquaculture. 16-17 September 2012, Dhaka. Bangladesh: 183-215.
  22. Nowsad, AKM.A. 2012. Postharvest and Trade: prevailing technology, barriers and domestic marketing scenario in Bangladesh National Strategic Workshop on Governance of Marine Small-scale Fisheries in Bangladesh.  29-30 April 2012, Dhaka.  MoFL& BOBP-IGO.
  23. Nowsad, AKM. A. And Wahab, M.A. 2011. Fisheries education in Bangladesh with emphasis on BAU’s Faculty of Fisheries-An Institution that made a difference. Proc. Intl. Sym. Revitalizing Indian Fisheries Education to Meet 21st Century aspiration. 08-10 May 2011. Tamil Nadu. India: 49-61.
  24. Nowsad, AKM. A. 2010. Post-harvest Loss Reduction in Fisheries in Bangladesh: A way Forward to Food Security.  Final Report. NFPCSP-FAO, PR#5/08 project. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Dhaka. 162 p. http://www.nfpcsp.org/Nowsad_Alam-PR5-08.pdf
  25. Khan, M., AKM. A. Nowsad, M. K. Ali and L. Rahman. 2010. Manufacturing of shrimp loaf from shrimp shell waste. J. Progressive Science & Technology, 8(1):  (Bangladesh)
  26. Nowsad, AKM. A. 2010. Post-harvest Loss Reduction in Fish-A Guidebook. Food and Agriculture Organization, Dhaka, 135 pp.
  27. Nowsad, AKM. A., R. Islam and M. A. R. Faruk. 2010.  Studies on nitrofuran contamination in exportable shrimp and prawn products.   Progress.  Agric.,: 20 (1&2):   (Bangladesh)
  28. Nowsad, AKM. A., M. R. Islam and M.I. Hossain. 2010. Quality improvement of exportable fish and prawn through participatory stakeholder-based approach in Kulierchar.  Agrofor. Environ., 3 (2): 213-218. (Bangladesh)
  29. Nowsad, AKM. A., R. Mondal, R. Islam and F.H. Shikha. 2010.  Efficacy of some botanical pesticides (neem, garlic and red chili) against dried fish insects (Dermestes sp. Larvae and Necrobia sp. adult).  J. Agrofor. Environ., 3 (2): 201-205. (Bangladesh)
  30. Nowsad, AKM . A. 2010. Natural Resources Conservation and Management in Bangladesh (In Bengali ).  Department of Fisheries Technology, BAU.  
  31. Nowsad, AKM. A., M.R. Islam and M.A.R. Faruk. 2009. Studies on nitrofuran contamination in exportable shrimp and prawn products. Agric., 20(1&2): 143-151.  (Bangladesh)
  32. Nowsad, AKM. A., R. Modal and M.R. Islam. 2009. Effectiveness of neem, garlic and red chili against adult Dermestid beetle in sun dried fish. Agric., 20(1&2): 133-142.  (Bangladesh)
  33. Ejaz, M.A., F.H. Shikha, M.I. Hossain and AKM. A. Nowsad. 2009. Evaluation of quality changes and storage stability of pungus (Pungasiussutchi) fish burgers during frozen storage (-18oC).  J. Biores., 6 (6): 74-79.  (Bangladesh)
  34. Nowsad, AKM. A., M.R. Islam and F. H. Shikha . 2009. Development of a low-cost icebox for preservation and transportation of iced fish.  Agric., 19(2): 119-127.  (Bangladesh)
  35. Nowsad, AKM. A. 2009. Studies on culture of freshwater turtle in adibashi localities of the Northern parts of Bangladesh. Final Report .  Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum.  9 p.
  36. Nowsad, AKM. A. 2009. Production of chitin & chitosan from shrimp shell wastes.  Final Report of BAURES Project No. 2007/21/AU.  Bangladesh Agricultural University. 7 p. 
  37. Nowsad, AKM. A. and S. Hoque. 2008.  New fermented and cooked fish sausage prepared from unwashed mince blend of low-cost marine fish: Effect of Pressure-induced High Temperature Cooking.  Proc.  5th World Fisheries Congress, Yokohama, Japan. World Council of Fisheries Societies.  495 pp.
  38. Haque, A.B.M.S., AKM. A. Nowsad, A.U. Ahmed, A.M.R. Alam. 2008. Effect of washing of mince and levels of salt and species on quality of fish ball and fish sausage.  Bangladesh Prog. Sci. & Tech., 6(2): 479-482.  (Bangladesh)
  39. Nowsad, AKM. A. 2008. Participatory stakeholder-based approach to utilize shrimp processing plant waste (shell, head and appendage) in value-added human food and other medicinal products.  Final Report. of a contract  research under special allocation for science and information & communication technology for the Financial Year 2007-2008.  Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology.  Government of Bangladesh. 29 p.
  40. Nowsad, AKM.A, M.R. Islam and F.H. Shikha. Development of low-cost icebox for preservation and transportation of iced fish.  Progress. Agric. 19(2):119-127.
  41. Nowsad, AKM.A . and M.S. Hoque. 2008. New fish sausage prepared from unwashed mince blend of low-cost marine fish. Asian Fisheries Science. Special issue on 8th Asian Fisheries Forum (8aff).  (Philippines)
  42. Nowsad, AKM. A. and N. A. Khan. 2007. Participatory development and introduction of a low-cost solar dryer in coastal fishing villages of Cox’s Bazar.   Marine Biosci. Biotechnol. 2(1): 57-88. (South Korea)
  43. Nowsad, AKM. A., S. Hoque, M.I. Hossain, F.H. Shikha and N.A. Khan. 2007. Improved methods for the preparation of fish sausage from the unwashed mixed mince blend of low-cost marine fish. Progress. Agric., (Bangladesh)
  44. Nowsad, AKM. A. 2007. Studies of Nitrofuran Contamination in Exportable Shrimp and Prawn Products.  Final Report of the Project submitted to the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum. Dhaka, 61 p.
  45. Nowsad, AKM. A.   Quality Improvement of Exportable Fish and Prawn in Kulierchar Through Participatory Stakeholder-based approach.  Final Report of the project submitted to the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum, Dhaka, 23 p.
  46. Nowsad, AKM. A., S. Hoque, M.I. Hossain and F.H. Shikha. 2007. Improved methods for the preparation of fish ball from the unwashed mixed mince blend of low-cost marine fish.Progressive Agricult. (Bangladesh)
  47. Nowsad, AKM . A. 2007. Participatory Training of Trainers- A new approach applied in fish processing. 2007.  Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum. 328 p.
  48. Nowsad, AKM. A. 2007. Use of botanical pesticides (neem, garlic and red chili) as the replacement of chemical pesticides in the processing and storage of sun-dried fish.  Final Report of the Project.  Bangladesh Center for Scientific and Industrial Research, Dhaka.  44 p.
  49. Nowsad, AKM. A. 2005. Studies on the suitability of producing value-added products from silver carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix. Bangladesh J. Fish. Res., 9(1): 69-70. (Bangladesh)
  50. Nowsad, AKM . A. (Ed). 2005.  Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries- A Trainer’ Guide . Food and Agriculture Organization, Dhaka  24 p.
  51. Nowsad, AKM. A.   Marketing of value-added products from silver carp and involvement of rural people in the production and marketing chain.  Bangladesh J. Fish. Res. 9(1):71-72. (Bangladesh)
  52. Nowsad, AKM . A. 2005.  Low-cost Fish Processing in Coastal Bangladesh.   Food and Agriculture Organization, Dhaka.  88 p.
  53. Nowsad, AKM . A. 2005. Community based utilization of fish for long sheflife and high profit. (In Bengali).  Food and Agriculture Organization, Dhaka. 85 p.
  54. Nowsad, AKM . A. 2005. Preliminary Handling and Preparation of Wet Fish.  (In Bengali ). Food and Agriculture Organization, Dhaka. 44 p.
  55. Nowsad, AKM. A., M.F. Ali and M.A.K. Azad. 2004. Development of value-added products from by-catch and underutilized fisheries organisms and pilot market testing of product acceptability among rural communities..Bangladesh J. Fish. (Special issue) 27: 31-32. (Bangladesh)
  56. Nowsad, AKM . A. 2004. Stoppage of Spoilage and Control of Fish Quality. (In Bengali ).  Food and Agriculture Organization, Dhaka. 24 p.
  57. Nowsad, AKM . A.   Appropriate Method of Icing of Fish. (In Bengali ) . Food and Agriculture Organization, Dhaka   9 p.
  58. Nowsad, AKM . A. et al. (Eds). 2004. Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries- A Trainer’ Guide .(In Bengali ). Food and Agriculture Organization, Dhaka. 26 p.
  59. Nowsad, AKM . A.   New Method of Fish Drying in Solar Dryer.  2003.(In Bengali ). Food and Agriculture Organization. 5 p.
  60. Nowsad, AKM . A.   Hygienic Method for Preparation of Fermented Fish Paste, Nga-pi.(In Bengali ).  Food and Agriculture Organization.  7 p.
  61. Nowsad, AKM . A.   Fish Processing Applications. 2001.  Textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses. Department of Fisheries Technology, Bangladesh Agricultural University.  380 p.             
  62. Nowsad, AKM. A., M.E. Hoque and F.C. Sarker .   First report of the formulation and development of fish ball from underutilized marine fish in Bangladesh: quality and shelf life of fish ball from sea catfish Tachysurusthalassinus.  A. AKM Nowsad, M.E. Hoque and F.C. Sarker. 2000. Bangladesh J. Fish. 23(1): 75-79.  (Bangladesh)
  63. Nowsad, AKM. A., F.C. Sarker and M.E. Hoque. 2000. First report of the development of fish sausage from underutilized marine fish in Bangladesh: sausage from sea catfish and Bombay duck.   Bangladesh J. Fish. 23(2): 107-112.  (Bangladesh)
  64. Nowsad, AKM. A., F.Huang, S.Kanoh and E. Niwa. 2000. Washing and cryoprotectants effects on frozen storage of  spent hen mince. 2000. Poultry Sci. 79: 79:  913-920.  (USA)
  65. Nowsad, AKM. A., C. Chanda, S. Kanoh and E. Niwa. 2000.  Gel forming ability and other properties of eleven underutilized tropical marine fish species.  J.Aquatic FoodProduct Technology. 9 (3): 17-31.  (USA)
  66. Nowsad, AKM. A., Kanoh and E. Niwa. 2000.  Thermal gelation properties of spent hen  mince and surimi. Poultry Science. 79:117-125. (USA)
  67. Nowsad, AKM. A., S. Kanoh and E. Niwa. 2000. Measurement of elastic properties of kamaboko and other food gels by a new simplified rheometer..Asian FisheriesScience.  13:  65-73. (Philippines)
  68. Nowsad, AKM. A., S.Kanoh and E.Niwa. 2000. Thermal gelation characteristics of breast and thigh muscles of spent hen and broiler and their surimi. Meat Science. 54:169-175. (U.K)
  69. Nowsad, AKM. A., H. Khan and E. Niwa. 1999.  Five tropical freshwater fish species:setting ability and other characteristics of the minces.. Asian Fisheries Science.  12(1):175-188.(Philippines)
  70. Nowsad, AKM. A., Kamal, and E. Niwa. 1999Theeffects of heating and washing on the gelling properties of tropical majorcarp muscle. J. Aquatic Food Product Technology.  8(2): 5-22. (USA)
  71. Nowsad, AKM. A., M.H. Uddin and E. Niwa. 1998Suitability of 3-trash-fish species in the manufacture of surimi in Bangladesh..Indian J. Animal Sci.,68(3): 284-288.(India)
  72. Nowsad, AKM. A. Islam, M.R. and Islam, M. A.. 2008. Growth promoting potential of some anabolic hormones in Labeorohita.Bangladesh J. Training and Development. 11(1&2):  5-23. (Bangladesh)
  73. Nowsad, AKM. A. and E. Niwa.    Role of transglutaminase-mediated cross-linking ofprotein in the temperature-dependent setting of Alaska pollacksurimi..Bangladesh J.Fisheries Research, 1(2): 75-82. (Bangladesh)
  74. Nowsad, AKM. A. and E. Niwa.    The 66-kDa protein identified as a light meromyosin is involved in the setting of surimi.Bangladesh J. Fisheries Research, 1(1): 73-82.(Bangladesh)
  75. Liu, , A.AKM Nowsad, S. Kanoh and E. Niwa. 1996.  Effect of serineprotease inhibitoron the setting of Alaska pollak surimi paste.Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, 62(5):791-795. (Japan)
  76. Nowsad, AKM. A., E. Katoh, S. Kanoh and E. Niwa. 1996. Contribution of transglutaminase to the setting of fish paste at various temperatures..Fisheries Science, 62(1):94-97. (Japan)
  77. Nowsad, AKM. A., E. Katoh, S. Kanoh and E. Niwa. 1995. Effect of sarcoplasmic proteins on the setting of transglutaminase-free pastes.Fisheries Science,61(6): 1039-1040. (Japan)
  78. Niwa, E., Inuzuka, A. AKM Nowsad, D. Liu and S. Kanoh. 1995.Contribution of SSbonds to the elasticity of actomyosin gel in which co-existingtransglutaminase was inactivated.Fisheries Science, 61(3): 438-440. (Japan)
  79. Niwa, E., Matsuura, A. AKM Nowsad and S. Kanoh. 1995.Species-specificity ofsuwarigel-formability of fish flesh paste in which transglutaminase was inactivated.  FisheriesScience, 61(1): 107-109. (Japan)
  80. Nowsad, AKM. A., S. Kanoh and E. Niwa. Contribution of transglutaminase to thesetting of various actomyosin pastes. 1995. Fisheries Science, 61(1): 79-81. (Japan)
  81. Nowsad, AKM. A., S. Kanoh and E. Niwa. 1994. Physico-chemical properties of a suwarigel from Alaska pollack surimi with iodoacetic acid added. Fac. Biorersources,Mie Univ., 13: 25-31. (Japan)
  82. Nowsad, AKM. A., M. Kamal and M.I. Hossain. 1994. Seafood resource availability,utilization and research in Bangladesh.Proceedings of theSymposium on Seafood Research in the Pan-Pacific Area,.  Mie Academic Press,134 pp. (Japan)
  83. Nowsad, AKM. A., S. Kanoh and E. Niwa. 1994. Setting of transglutaminase-free actomyosin paste prepared from Alaska pollack surimi..Fisheries Science, 60(3):295-297. (Japan)
  84. Nowsad, AKM. A., S. Kanoh and E. Niwa. 1994. Setting of surimi paste inwhich transglutaminase is inactivated by N-ethylmaleimide. FisheriesScience, 60(2):189-191. (Japan)
  85. Nowsad, AKM. A., S. Kanoh and E. Niwa. 1994. Setting of surimi paste in which transglutaminase is inactivated by p-chloromercuribenzoate..Fisheries Science,60(2):185-188. (Japan)
  86. Niwa, E., T. Suzumura, A. AKM Nowsad and S. Kanoh. 1993.Setting ofactomyosin pastecontaining few amount of transglutaminase. Japan Soc. Sci. Fish., 59(12): 2043-2046. (Japan)
  87. Nowsad, AKM. A., S. Kanoh and E. Niwa. 1993. Aggregation of myosinheavy chain while grinding surimi and setting its paste. Japan. Soc. Sci. Fish., 59(11): 1957.  (Japan)
  88. Nowsad, AKM. A., Kanoh and E. Niwa. 1993.  Effects of amine salts on the elasticity ofsuwari gel from Alaska pollack..Bull. Japan. Soc. Sci. Fish., 59(6):1017-1021. (Japan).
  89. Niwa, E., S. Suzuki,A. AKM Nowsad and S. Kanoh. 1993. Lower molecularfish proteinsseparated from the band around that of cross-linked myosin heavy chain. Japan.Soc. Sci. Fish., 59(6): 1013-1016. (Japan)
  90. Nowsad, AKM. A., Kanoh and E. Niwa. 1993.  Electrophoretic behavior ofcross-linkmyosin heavy chain in suwarigel.Bull. Japan. Soc. Sci. Fish.,59(4):667-671. (Japan)
  91. Niwa, A. AKM Nowsad and S. Kanoh. 1991. Changes in the visco-elastic properties ofsalted fish flesh sol during its low temperature setting..Bull. Japan. Soc. Sci. Fish., 57(12):2333-2336. (Japan)
  92. Niwa, E., A. AKM Nowsad and S. Kanoh. 1991. Comparative studies on thephysicalparameters of kamabokos treated with the low temperature setting and high temperature setting.. Japan. Soc. Sci. Fish., 57(1):105-109. (Japan)
  93. Mollah, M.F.A.and A. AKM Nowsad. 1989. Pond rearing of catfish (Claiasbatrachus)fry with Indian major carps (Catlacatla and Labeorohita)..Bangladesh J. Fish.,12(1): 51-58. (Bangladesh)
  94. Humayun, N.M. and A. AKM Nowsad. 1988. Observation on the pond growthrate ofMacrobrachiumrosenbergii at different stocking density. Zool., 16(2):171-175. (Bangladesh)
  95. Haque, H., A. AKM Nowsad and M. Aminul Islam. 1988.Cultural prospects of shingi(Heteropneustesfossilis Bloch) in floating net cages.  Bangladesh J. Fish., 11(2):15-19. (Bangladesh)
  96. Hannan, M.A., A. AKM Nowsad, M.A. Mazid and N.M. Humayun. 198.Preliminary studyon the culture of Pangasiuspangasius (Hamilton).Bangladesh J. Fish., 11(1):19-22.(Bangladesh)
  97. Mollah, M.F.A., A. AKM Nowsad and M.A. Salam. 1987. Growth of silvercarp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Val.) in floating net cages with supplemental diets.. Fish., 10(2):31-38. (Bangladesh)
  98. Nowsad, AKM. A., Aminul Islam, M.F.A. Mollah and M.S. Haq. 1987.  Statusofzooplankton in newly constructed ponds and their relation to some meteorological and limnological factors..Bangladesh J. Fish., 10(1):83-88. (Bangladesh)
  99. Nowsad, AKM. A., F. A. Mollah, M. Aminul Islam, M.S. Haq and M.M Haque. 1987.  Status of phytoplankton in newly constructed ponds and their relation tosomemeteorological and limnological factors.Bangladesh J. Fish., 10(1):75-81.   (Bangladesh)
  100. Humayun, N.M, A. AKM Nowsad and M. Aminul Islam. 1986.Culture andproduction ofMacrobrachiumrosenbergii in freshwater pond with Catlacatla.Bangladesh J. Fish.,9(1-2):1-7. (Bangladesh)
  101. Nowsad, AKM. A., M. Aminul Islam, M.F.A. Mollah, M.S. Haq and M.M. Rahman. 1985.Growth of silver carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Val.) with reference to some limnological parameters of rearing ponds.Bangladesh J. Fish., 8(1-2):9-15. (Bangladesh)
Total Number:  50

In-country Seminar, Workshops atteded:


Will be included later-  about 20-25 in number


Overseas Workshops, Seminars Attended:

  • International Expert for Course-curricula Revision, Session Chair and Keynote Speaker in The“3rdInternational Symposium on Fisheries Education for a Sustainable Blue Economy and Course-Curricula Improvement”, Central Institute of Fisheries Education (Deemed University). Mumbai, India, 16-18 May 2018.
  • Session Chair and Keynote Speaker inInterdisciplinary International Conference on “Energy and Environmental Impact onBiodiversity and Sustainable Development, R. Ambedkar Bihar University, India, December 15-17, 2015.
  • Revitalization of Indian Fisheries Education to meet 21st Century aspirations, ICAR, TANUVAS, Tamilnadu, 8-10 May 2011.
  • 5th World Fisheries Congress, Yokohama, Japan, --- 17 September 28 September 2009
  • 8th Asian Fisheries Forum, held in Kochi, India from 20- 24 November, Organized by the Asian Fisheries Society: 5 days.
  • Third World Food Conference and Workshop, Paper presented: Suitability of mixed mince of underutilized species in the manufacture of fish sausage and fish ball, Seoul, South Korea, 5-16 April, 2001: 12 days
  • Fourth Asia Pacific Food Analysis Conference, Paper presented: Surimi making ability of freshwater carps, Chiang Mai, Thailand,November 16-19, 1998: 4 days
  • Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Food Technologists, Paper presented: Suitability of tropical freshwater fish in surimi, Tsu, Japan, June 20-24, 1998: 5 days
  • 42nd Atlantic Fisheries Technology Workshop, also a paper presented: The suitability of tropical underutilized species in the manufacture of surimi, Rhode Island, USA, November 8-13, 1997: 6 days
  • Workshop on Seafood Research in the Pan-pacific Area, also a country paper presented: Seafood resource availability, utilization and research in Bangladesh, Tsu city, Japan, September 29-30, 1994: 2 days
  • Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science, Paper presented: Behaviour of crosslinked myosin heavy chain in suwari gel, The Tokyo University of Fisheries, Tokyo, Japan, April 1-5, 1991: 5 days
  • Workshop on Communications Between Japanese and South Asian Culture, Paper presented: An Overview on Bangladeshi Culture: 25-31 July, 1991: 7 days
  • AND many others- total of about 12
Subject Name Design No Year Gazette No Relevant Info
Title Institution Subject Receipt Date
Membership Type Organization
Member Asia Pacific Food Analysis Network
Member Mie University Old Boy’s Association, Japan
President Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum
President Japanese Universities Alumni Association (JUAAB)
Member, General Body Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF)
Vice-President Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association (BJSPSAA)
Member National Committee on Organic Agriculture, MoA
Editorial Member SAARC Journal of Agriculture
Life Member Asian Fisheries Society
Life Member Bangladesh Krishibid Institution
Life Member Bangladesh Fisheries Society
Life Member JUAAB
Life Member BJSPSAA
Life Member Bangladesh Zoological Society
Member Technical-Financial Evaluation Sub-Committee (EEF), Investment Corporation of Bangladesh
Life Member Association of Progressive Agriculturists
Member Technical Committee on Marine Fisheries, Department of Fisheries, MoFL, Government of Bangladesh