1. Introduction to the database:
What is this about?
The Bay of Bengal Programme is an Inter-Governmental
Organisation (BOBP-IGO) mandated to enhance cooperation among
member countries, other countries and organisations in the Bay
of Bengal region and provide technical and management advisory
services for sustainable coastal fisheries development and
management in the region. In the second meeting of the
Governing Council of the BOBP-IGO in Colombo, Sri Lanka (12-13
December, 2005) it was decided to create a database of (a)
Scientific Organisations, and (b) Individual Scientists from
the region working on fisheries, aquaculture and related
activities. Since such a database, particularly for the Bay of
Bengal countries, does not exist, it was decided to begin with
the member countries of the BOBP-IGO.
What are the objectives?
The larger objectives of creating this database are to enable
the fisheries community to know of organisations and
individuals that are involved in specific fisheries and
aquaculture-related activities and would therefore, foster a
healthy sharing and exchange of information between and
amongst organisations and individuals. Once completed, the
database will be shared not only amongst the member countries
but also with a wider global fisheries audience.
Who can fill up the database form?
Organisations from the member countries of BOBP-IGO and their
authorised representatives can fill up the form for
Individual scientists from the member countries may fill up
the form for Information for
Individual Scientists by clicking the links.