Dr Md Shah Alam is a Research Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Center for Marine Science, USA. Dr Alam spent about 8 years in Kagoshima University, Japan and completed his Masters, Ph. D. in Fisheries Science and JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship. He has completed his B. Sc. Honors in Fisheries (1993) and M.S. (1995) from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. Dr Alam has been awarded several research grants, published several papers in scientific journals and presented papers in the USA, Japan, Australia, China, Greece, Thailand, and Malaysia. He has worked as an international aquaculture consultant (June 2015) for USAID/Bangladesh.