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Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

Dr. Marc Taylor

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 252
+49 471 94460 199

Research interests

  • Population dynamics
  • Ecosystem modeling
  • Management und sustainable use of marine resources


  • Development of models for use in Management Strategy Evaluations (MSE) for the mixed fisheries of the North Sea
  • EU Data Collection Framework (DCF)

Educational background and employment

  • since 2015: Scientist at the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries
  • 2013-2015: Scientist at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Department of Theoretical Ecology and Modeling
  • 2009-2013: Scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Department of Climate Dynamics, within the DFG-funded project BiPhyCOSi
  • 2005-2008: Doctorate at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology / Bremen University, on the topic: "The Northern Humboldt Current Ecosystem and its resource dynamics: Insights from a trophic modeling and time series analysis", within the EU-funded project CENSOR

Working Groups and Committees

Working Group - CommitteeTasks
Working Group on Mixed Fisheries Advice for the North Sea (WGMIXFISH-ADVICE, WGMIXFISH-METHODS)Using multi-fleet and fish stock forecast simulations, WGMIXFISH evaluates incompatibilities among single species catch quotas (TAC) within a "mixed fisheries" context; those being fisheries that catch several species simultaneously, as is the case in the bottom trawl fisheries of the North Sea. The advice produced by the group helps policy makers to identify stock quotas that are likely to be filled first ("choke species"), resulting in partially unfulfilled quotas for remaining stocks.
Working Group on the Assessment of Demersal Stocks in the North Sea and Skagerrak (WGNSSK)The WGNSSK working group provides advice on single species catch quotas (TAC). Using historical information on catches and survey indices, quantitative models are used to assess the current population size and forecast future conditions.
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