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Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

Dr. Ralf Döring

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 378
+49 471 94460 199

Research interests

  • Economic impact assessment of fisheries management measures
  • Fisheries economics: Fisheries management, optimal use of fish stocks, economic dimension of the ecosystem approach
  • Bio-economic modeling
  • Economic valuation of ecosystem services


  • Deputy team leader of the economics unit
  • Project management and – coordination
  • Analyses of fishery economics data for the evaluation of the economic situation of the fishing sector
  • Contributiuons to Advisory Committees of the European Union (STECF) and ICES committees

Educational background and employment

  • since 2009: Team leader of the economics unit at the Institute of Sea Fisheries
  • 2002 – 2009 Assistant Professor/Senior Scientist at the department of Landscape Economics University of Greifswald
  • 2001 – 2002 Research associate at the German Council of Advisors for the Environment  
  • 2000 Doctorate in Economics. Title of the doctoral thesis: “The future of the fisheries in the biosphere reserve Southeast Rügen – An examination in the possibilities of a sustainable fishery and regional fisheries sector development”
  • 2000: Research associate at the department of Landscape Economics University of Greifswald
  • 1996 – 1999 Doctoral scholarship of the Deutsche Bundestiftung Umwelt (Osnabrück)
  • 1988 – 1995 Studies of Economics, main fields environmental and resource economics, at the University of Kassel

Working Groups and Committees

Working Group - CommitteeTasks
Working Group on Economics (WGECON)Coordination of possible economic input to requests to ICES (e.g. ecosystem overviews) and development of economic inputs to the work of ICES.
Expert Working Group on Balance Between Fishing Capacity and Fishing OpportunitiesThis yearly assembled Expert Working Group analyzes the reports of the EU member states regarding the balance between fishing capacity and fishing opportunities.
Plenary - vice chairThe current 32 Members of STECF meet three times a year to formulate the advice of STECF regarding the requests of the EU Commission. In case of extensive requests results of the work of the Expert Working Groups is taken into account.
National Committees
Bund/Länder-Ausschuss Nord- und Ostsee (BLANO), AG Maßnahmen und Sozioökonomie (MaSök) zur Umsetzung der Meeresstrategie-Rahmenrichtlinie (MSRL)This working group analyses the planned measure to fulfill the obligation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and tries to fulfill the obligation to assess socio-economic impacts of these measures.
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