Dr. D. Inbakandan, has started his career in National Institute of Ocean Technology, India and currently working as the Professor / Scientist – F Head, Centre for Ocean Research, Sathyabama Institute ...
IUCN CEM Ecosystem Based Aquaculture Task Force
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The CEM Ecosystem-based Aquaculture Specialist Group aims to foster the sustainable development of aquaculture and to promote the conservation of related marine and freshwater biodiversity. To fulfil ...The CEM Ecosystem-based Aquaculture Specialist Group aims to foster the sustainable development of aquaculture and to promote the conservation of related marine and freshwater biodiversity. To fulfil this mission, the E-bA group seeks to influence aquaculture policy and related conservation strategies as well as to propose responsible management methods and tools, and build bridges between stakeholders by offering guidance to managers and practitioners, and developing an integrated approach between institutions and environmental organizations, both governmental and non-governmental.
Dr Dhinakarasamy INBAKANDAN
Dr. D. Inbakandan, has started his career in National Institute of Ocean Technology, India and currently working as the Professor / Scientist – F Head, Centre for Ocean Research, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India which is established with the MoES - Earth Science & Technology Cell for Marine Biotechnological Studies, recognized by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India and identified as the MSME – TIFAC Academic Partnership Center for Aquaculture Sector. He did his under graduation in Zoology and post graduation in Aquaculture. He obtained his doctorate degree in Marine Biology and Oceanography from the Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University. He published more than 54 research articles in peer reviewed journals, 13 book chapters, a book and 2 patents for his credit. He has also received the “Young Scientist Research Award (2014)” from the Science and Engineering Research Board, Govt. of India. He is being identified as one of the Core Investigators in the Marine Bioresource and Biotechnology Network Programme by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. He is serving as the Editorial board member of PLOS ONE, Mitochondrial DNA Part B Resources (Taylor & Francis), BMC Research Notes (Springer Nature); Guest Editor for Special issue in Journal of Basic Microbiology (Wiley) and Biomass Conversion & Biorefinery (Springer-Nature) and Reviewer board member of Fishes (MDPI) and Frontier in Marine Sciences. As a Principal Investigator, he handled and is handling DAE, DST, BRNS & MOES funded projects, as Co-Investigator in MOES, BRNS & DBT funded projects, Mentor for ICMR-SRF, Rufford fellows and Post Doctoral Research fellows till date. His research areas include Marine Biology and Ecology; Fisheries and Aquaculture; Marine Biofouling; Nanobiotechnology; Marine Omics; Coastal Conservation and Sustainable Development; Marine Environmental Education and Awareness.
Mr IMADEDDIN ALBABA
I’m an internationally recognized Agro-environmental expert with two and half decades of experience. I’m holding two MScs, the first one (In Zoology & Aquaculture), and the second is (in Natural ...
I’m an internationally recognized Agro-environmental expert with two and half decades of experience. I’m holding two MScs, the first one (In Zoology & Aquaculture), and the second is (in Natural Resources Management and Their Sustainability), and one Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management Planning, obtained from well-known academic institutions. My research; and consultancy works aiming at Promoting the Innovative; Climate Smart, and Agroecological Agricultural Best Practices; Biodiversity conservation and Finding Creative Environmental Problem Solution. I’m an author; co-author and accredited international scientific writing peer reviewer (Scientific articles; MSc and PhD thesis; and technical reports). My publications are accessible at my Researchgate account: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Imadeddin_Albaba3 I’m a trainer, who executed training coach helping hundreds of professionals mastering strategic skills of agro-environmental technical writing; Aquaculture practices; biodiversity and environmental planning; innovative agricultural practices and many others disciplines. I’m a member of many international Unions, Societies, concerning with Science; wildlife; environment etc, I have had the opportunity to acquire efficient communication and organizational skills. Furthermore, I have gained significant experience through internships abroad (Russia 1988-1994; INDIA, 1999-2000; U.K; Spain; Greece & Germany) and many other countries around the world.
Future World demands of marine protein will be mainly covered by the increasing supply of aquaculture products, which as growing activity in many coastal and marine areas, is faced with environmental, social and technical issues. Aquaculture development requires addressing its future relationship with marine biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change scenarios.
The Ecosystem-based Aquaculture Group (E-bAG) is an IUCN experts group with global expertise on aquaculture management and development, including biodiversity, ecosystem processes and precautionary approaches.
The E-bAG is being established to address the need for aquaculture competence within the Commission on Ecosystem Management of the IUCN, contributing to the leading paradigm in conservation and management issues of aquatic environments.
The mission of the IUCN/CEM/E-bAG is to foster the sustainable development of aquaculture and to promote the conservation of related marine and freshwater biodiversity. To fulfil this mission, the IUCN/CEM/E-bAG will seek to influence aquaculture policy and related conservation strategies as well as to propose responsible management methods and tools. The IUCN/CEM/E-bAG will build bridges between stakeholders; it will offer guidance to managers and practitioners and will develop an integrated approach between institutions and environmental organizations, both governmental and non-governmental.
The E-bAG will incorporate in its objectives the five priority programmatic elements of the Commission of Ecosystem Management. These five objectives of the E-bAG are:
- The Ecosystem Approach - To promote and facilitate the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach in all aquaculture production levels and procedures;
- Ecosystem Services – To identify and to measure the importance (value) of ecosystem services in relation with aquaculture practices.
- Indicators of Ecosystem Status - To develop and apply indicators to measure the changes on the status of ecosystems (vulnerability; risk of species extinction) because of aquaculture related procedures and activities;
- Ecosystem Management Tools – To develop and facilitate the use of Ecosystem Management Tools (e.g., capacity-building, training, coastal zone development) in the recommendations and conclusions the group would come up with;
- Ecosystem Restoration - To establish a capacity of aquaculture to promote Ecosystem Restoration (e.g. species re-stocking) and adaptation to climate change (e.g., protection of shorelines);
For meeting its objectives, E-bAG will develpp several activities such as: reviewing the status of ecosystems of aquaculture sites, identifying and considering ecosystem issues in aquaculture management; promoting better practices and sustainable approaches in ecosystem-based aquaculture management; organizing multidisciplinary dialogues on aquaculture ecosystem issues; exploring positive interactions between aquaculture and natural ecosystem to enhance sustainability of the activity; providing IUCN mechanisms with high level aquaculture expertise; facilitating collaboration and promote synergies amongst IUCN members related with aquaculture development.