The name of this organization is “Bangladesh Fisheries Information Share Home” and “BdFISH” in brief.
This is an associate organization of the Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi. Physical address of the organization is BdFISH, c/o Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh. Virtual address of this organization is www.bdfish.org.
The text-mark and logo of this organization are “BdFISH” and respectively.
The mode of this organization is voluntary and non-profit which is concerned to share fisheries information.
An online platform for sharing fisheries information. It is also used as motto as well as slogan.
To share fisheries information among the students, researchers, teachers, personnel and others (people) who are interested.
Volunteerism, honesty, accountability, self dependence and love for sharing fisheries information are the main keys to the development of this organization.
Sharing fisheries information (is an effective strategy for the development of fisheries science and technology).
The BdFISH Executive Body (BEB) oversees the organization as its governing authority and consists with eleven seats for Chairperson, Co-chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and seven Members.
Mentioned eleven seats are filled up as below –
a. Four seats (Chairperson, Co-chairperson and Members) are reserved for the members of the academic committee of the Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi. Among four seats, a seat (Chairperson) is kept for the chairperson and a seat (Co-chairperson) is kept for the upcoming chairperson of the mentioned committee. Rest two seats (Members) are selected by the members of the mentioned committee for two years.
b. Four seats (Treasurer, Secretary and Members) are reserved for the Unit Team Leaders of different units of BdFISH initiatives. All seats are selected by the Unit Team Leaders for two years.
c. Three seats (Members) are reserved for the General Members, Associate Members, Life Members, Honourary Members and BdFISH Advisory Panel (not more than one from each category). These seats are selected by the Members of relevant category for two years.
The BEB will follow the procedure (mentioned below) to execute of all activities/initiatives of BdFISH –
a. Any proposal is proposed by a Member of the BEB any time through meeting (online and/or offline platform) as agenda. Agenda must be approved by the majority of positive vote of the BEB Members (in presence of at least one half BEB members).
b. Secretary is responsible to carry out all activities with the concern of Chairperson such as – to conduct a meeting (online and/or offline platform), to execute a specific activity/initiative through a responsible Initiative Team etc. with prior approval.
c. Initiative Team consists with an Initiative Team Leader and Member/s) under any Initiative Unit (mentioned below). On the other hand, Initiative Team Leader/s select/s respective Unit Team Leader. The Initiative Team decides working policy, terms and conditions, procedure etc. and executes specific activity/initiative with the prior approval of the BEB. Activities of a year (January-December) which are carried out by the Initiative Team/s and/or BEB should be approved during Team meeting, BEB meeting and AGM gradually and reported to the Academic Committee of the Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi.
d. An Advisory Panel (consists with former Chairperson, Co-chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary) reviews all activities of BEB and provides their recommendation for its development.
The BEB updates frequently according to the ordinance. In absence of Chairperson and/or Treasurer, Co-chairperson and/or Secretary will be responsible to continue all respective activities (except voting) of BEB orderly as well as vice versa.
BdFISH Membership: Eligibility and Benefits
6.1 General Membership:
Eligibility: Any Fisheries Graduate or Fisheries Researcher (MS/MPhil/PhD/Professional) or Teaching staff of Fisheries, who is interested to work with BdFISH, agreed with the mode of BdFISH and paid General Membership fees (BDT 500.00 only per year).
Benefits: General Membership certificate, Invitation card of BdFISH programs and 30% discount of BdFISH Publications will be provided to all General Members.
6.2 Associate Membership:
Eligibility: Any person, who is interested to work with BdFISH, agreed with the mode of BdFISH and paid Associate Membership fees (BDT 500.00 only per year).
Benefits: Associate Membership certificate, Invitation card of BdFISH programs and 30% discount of BdFISH Publications will be provided to all Associate Members.
6.3 Life Membership:
Eligibility: Any person, who is obtained General or Associate Membership and paid Life Membership fees (BDT 5,000.00 only).
Benefits: Life Membership certificate, Invitation card of BdFISH programs, 50% discount of BdFISH Publications and Life Membership certificate will be provided to all Life Members.
6.4 Honourary Membership:
Eligibility: Any person, who is obtained General or Associate Membership and paid Honourary Membership fees BDT 25,000.00 (Silver Membership) or BDT 50,000.00 (Golden Membership) or BDT 75,000.00 (Diamond Membership) or BDT 1,00,000.00 (Platinum Membership) only.
Benefits: Honourary Membership certificate, Invitation card of BdFISH programs, 70% discount of BdFISH Publications and will be provided to all Honourary Members. Moreover Award/Scholarship/Prize/Aid etc. will be launched by the name of Honourary Member from the bank interest of the paid fees.
All activities of this organization are voluntary and not-for-profit. But fund or money is one of the main key factors to conduct any work or initiative. Sources of fund of the organization are membership fees, donation, grant, award, prize, service fees etc. through different types of BdFISH initiatives. Moreover publishing of advertize is allowed (need prior approval of BEB) to increase BdFISH fund.
Treasurer is responsible person to maintain all activities relevant to fund according to the decision of BEB. A bank account named “BdFISH” is run by the signature of Chairperson and Treasurer jointly. Moreover several bank accounts will be opened by the joint signature of any two Members of BEB with the prior approval of BEB.
Activities/Initiatives: To share fisheries information, BdFISH already has taken some initiatives and some are in the pipeline. All are given bellow-
8.1 Popular Publication Unit:
a. BdFISH Feature : An online publication of fisheries features special reference to Bangladesh
b. BdFISH Bangla : An online publication of fisheries features in Bangla
c. BdFISH Gallery : An online platform of fisheries relevant media gallery (image/audio/video)
d. BdFISH Dictionary : An online publication of fisheries dictionary
e. BdFISH Magazine : An wall / print / electronic magazine of popular writings
8.2 Scientific Publication Unit:
a. BdFISH Journal : An online and offline publication of BdFISH journal/s
8.3 Archive Unit:
a. BdFISH Document : An online archive of fisheries relevant copyright free documents
b. BdFISH Event : An online archive of fisheries relevant events alert worldwide
c. BdFISH YellowPage : An online directory of fisheries business and organization
d. BdFISH Reference : An online archive of fisheries reference (BdFISH Journal Format)
e. BdFISH News : An online archive of fisheries relevant news special reference to Bangladesh
f. BdFISH Library : An offline archive of Bangladesh fisheries relevant printed documents
8.4 Service Unit:
a. BdFISH Answer : An online platform to arrange fisheries relevant questions and answers
b. BdFISH Quiz : An online platform to test fisheries knowledge
c. BdFISH Email : An email service only for BdFISH Members
d. BdFISH Workshop : An online platform to support to develop websites
e. BdFISH Shop : An online Platform to sell BdFISH publications, souvenirs and products
f. BdFISH Academy : An online platform to develop skilled fisheries manpower
8.5 Organizing Unit:
a. To organize Quiz, Debate, Olympiad, Seminar, Conference, Fair, Exhibition, Film Show, Study tour etc.
b. To support to buildup BdFISH Students Club in different campus of Universities, Colleges etc.
c. To support to fisheries students, researchers, personnel, fishers etc. during their crisis moments
d. To build up an aquafarm to produce agro-fisheries products
e. To celebrate national and international days / weeks / fortnights / years etc. especial reference to fisheries and/or Bangladesh
8.6 New initiatives:
New initiatives under any unit are also encouraged to develop the mode of this organization with the prior approval of the BEB.
This ordinance will be effective after the acceptation of BEB and the Academic Committee of the Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi both and by this acceptation the previous ordinance will be abolished itself. For its development any modification of this ordinance will be applied according to the mode of this organization through the BEB with the concern of Academic Committee of the Department of Fisheries in future.