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Aquaculture scientist

Modadugu Vijay Gupta, Indian, Bangladeshi aquaculture scientist. Achievements include development of aquaculture techniques that can be used by the poor to increase food production. Recipient World Food prize, 2005. Fellow: Indian Association Indian Zoologists; member: Asian Fisheries Society (vice president).

Background

Gupta, Modadugu Vijay was born on August 17, 1939 in Bapatla, India.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Calcutta, India.

Career

Research associate, assistant research officer Indian Council Agricultural Research, 1962—1971, scientist, 1971—1977. Fish breeding expert Mekong Secretariat, Laos, 1977—1981, senior aquaculture scientist Thailand, 1981—1985, senior fish farm management scientist, project leader Laos, 1985—1986. Fish culture specialist, officer-in-charge United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Bangladesh, 1986—1989.

Senior aquaculture specialist, officer-in-charge WorldFish Center, Bangladesh, 1989—1996, director international relations, 1996—2002, assistant director general international relations and partnerships, 2003—2004. Research coordinator International Network for Genetics in Aquaculture, 1996—2002. Member board trustees GIFT Foundation International.

Member Consultative Grp. International Agricultural Research.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of aquaculture techniques that can be used by the poor to increase food production.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Journal Inland Fisheries Society India, Aquabyte, Naga. Member editorial board: Tropical Aquaculture.

Membership

Fellow: Indian Association Indian Zoologists. Member: Asian Fisheries Society (vice president).

Connections

Married.