K M Shahriar Nazrul
Saint Mary's University
K M Shahriar Nazrul is a PhD student in Applied Science at Saint Mary’s University, Canada. Under the supervision of Prof. Anthony (Tony) Charles, he is studying the interface of small-scale fishery (SSF) and Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) in comparison with Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) within the context of social-ecological systems. His research centers on the question “Can OECM address SSF challenges better than MPA?”
Shahriar is originally from Bangladesh and there he lived in many coastal areas. In the love of nature and wildlife, he had his Bachelor’s in Fisheries and Marine Science and Masters in Fisheries Biology and Genetics. He also achieved Master of Marine Management (MMM) degree from Dalhousie University, Canada in 2020. He received several national and international awards and fellowships in recognition of his merit.
Shahriar is an experienced fisheries manager and researcher with ten years of experience in government and non-government positions. Before commencing PhD, he was serving the Government of Bangladesh as Assistant Director in the Department of Fisheries. He also performed scientific roles in the ‘Marine Fisheries Resource Survey’ of Bangladesh from 2016 to 2022 and published a couple of scientific articles in recognised journals. As Head of the Delegation of the Bangladesh government, he also participated in the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) allocation negotiation meetings in recent years. Shahriar believes, equity is the key to sustainability, and is motivated in bridging the interests of both communities and conservation.