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Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

M.Sc. Serra Örey

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 288

Research Interests

  • Spatial and temporal analysis of vessel movement data
  • Human behavior on environmental resource use
  • Ethical and fact-based ecosystem management
  • Individual fish biology for applied fisheries: reproductive biology of fishes


  • Quantifying the spatial behavior of North Sea brown shrimp fishers by analyzing vessel movement systems (VMS) data
  • Investigating environmental and economic drivers for different fishing strategies
  • Implementing a dynamic model to test management scenarios

Educational background and employment

  • Feb 2021 – present: Research Associate and PhD Student - University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • Feb 2021 – present: Guest Scientist - Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • May 2019 – Feb 2021: Research Associate and PhD Student - Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • Feb. 2019 – Nov. 2019: Training for Certified European Scientific Diver - Scientific Diving Center of Kiel University, Institute of Geosciences.
  • Sept 2015 – April 2019: Scientific Crew for several Research Vessels - Temporary employment for 8 different research cruises with total 140 days onboard.
  • Sept. 2014 – May 2018: M.Sc. Biological Oceanography - GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany.
  • Sept. 2009 – June 2013: B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering - Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Jan. 2013 – June 2013: Erasmus Exchange Semester - University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.


Publications, peer-reviewed

  • Köster, Friedrich W, Bastian Huwer, Gerd Kraus, Rabea Diekmann, Margit Eero, Andrei Makarchouk, Serra Örey, et al. 2020. “Egg Production Methods Applied to Eastern Baltic Cod Provide Indices of Spawning Stock Dynamics.” Fisheries Research 227 (March): 105553.

Publications, non peer-reviewed

  • Örey, Serra. "Thinner females-fewer eggs? Temporal trends in Eastern Baltic cod fecundity (2005-2016)." MSc. Thesis, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, 2018.
  • Örey, Serra* Education Monitoring Report 2013-14; Education Reform Initiative (ERI), Istanbul, Turkey ( *Acknowledgement due to data analysis contribution.
  • Limited contribution to the following ICES Reports: WGSFD 2019; WGFBIT 2019; WKBEBCA 2017.

Communication blog posts about scientific expeditions

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