Institut für Fischereiökologie
Phone: +49 40 38905 290
Fax: +49 40 38905 261
Inland waters and shelf seas are sensitive ecosystems. We know them as important economic zones for aquaculture and fisheries. At the same time, excessive nutrient input and pollution caused by contaminants jeopardise these habitats. Against this overarching backdrop we establish the key topics for our research and policy advice.
Our remit is to explore and monitor the marine environment. We seek to identify early changes and to assess their impacts on the use potential of living resources. Alternative use concepts are becoming increasingly important particularly in the context of the development of sustainable production methods in marine and freshwater aquaculture. Use concepts also become protection concepts when it comes to preserving sensitive migratory fish species or protecting genetic diversity in aquatic stocks.
We work in an interdisciplinary manner - chemists, biologists, fisheries and aquaculture experts and technicians work closely together at our Institute in order to carry forward research in the field of fisheries ecology together with our international partners. This enables us to provide a high standard of advice for policymakers and to meet quality standards for our monitoring obligations within the framework of international agreements (OSPAR, HELCOM, EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive).