Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries

Secretariat

Katharina Wolf
Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 8116 102
Fax: +49 381 8116 199
of@thuenen.de of-sekretariat@thuenen.de


Dr. Christopher Zimmermann

Dr. Christopher  Zimmermann
Address
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone
+49 381 8116 101
Fax
+49 381 8116 199
E-Mail
christopher.zimmermann@thuenen.de

Fields of activity

  • Director of the Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries
  • German member of the Advisory Committee of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea  (ICES-ACOM), one of the two German ICES delegates (Council) since 2015
  • Scientific advisor to policy makers (regional, Federal and EU administrations and parliaments), retailers and industry, environmental NGOs
  • Initiator and project lead for „Fischbestände online“
  • Project lead for the German pilots on the Catch Quota Management and Electronic Monitoring
  • Member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC-TAB, chair 2011-2016), London, member of the MSC Board of Trustees (2011-2017) (honorary)
  • Member of the board of advisors of the Foundation of the German Maritime Museum (DMM) and the scientific advisory board of the German Fisher’s Federation (DFV)
  • Speaker for the fisheries subdivision within Thünen from 2017

Scientific background

since 2013: Director of the Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

2005-2013: Deputy director of the Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries (until 2008 part of the Federal Research Centre for Fisheries), Rostock. Teaching at Rostock and Hamburg Universities, and within ICES training courses. Reviewer for scientific journals, international projects and national and international project proposal. Member of the EU-„Marine Observation and Data Expert Group“ (MODEG) 2008-2015, member of many ICES expert groups, chair of some, member of various STECF Expert groups

1997-2005: Scientist at the Sea Fisheries Institute, Fed. Res. Centre for Fisheries, Hamburg, since 2002 head of the pelagics department, inter alia responsible for acoustic surveys and stock assessment of small pelagic fish, many sea-going surveys to the North Sea, since 2002 German member of ICES ACFM

1997: Short-term lectureship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at Univ. Bung Hatta, Padang/Indonesia

1996-1997: various contracts in the framework of different soft money funded projects at the Institute for Polar Ecology, participation in teaching

1993-1996: PhD student at Kiel University, Institute of Polar Ecology (comparative ecophysiology of polar fish, fisheries biology), 2-3 months research trips to the Arctic (Svalbard) and the Antarctic (McMurdo) 1996: PhD (Dr. rer. nat) at Univ. Kiel, fisheries biology

1993: 2 months Internship at a coral reef protection project in Padang/Indonesia

1993: Diploma (Dipl.-Biol.) at Kiel University, Institute of Polar Ecology (zoogeography of the high-Antarctic fish fauna)

1986-1991: Studies of marine biology, zoology, limnology and physical oceanography at Kiel University, sea-going surveys to the Baltic Sea and the Antarctic

Publications (peer reviewed)

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  1. Zimmermann C, Hammer C (2017) Zum Beispiel Kabeljau und Hering : Fischerei, Überfischung und Fischereimanagement im Nordatlantik. In: Hempel G, Bischof K, Hagen W (eds) Faszination Meeresforschung : ein ökologisches Lesebuch. 2. Aufl. Berlin: Springer, pp 427-441, DOI:10.1007/978-3-662-49741-2_39
  2. Eero M, Hjelm J, Behrens J, Buchmann K, Cardinale M, Casini M, Gasyukov P, Holmgren N, Horbowy J, Hüssy K, Kirkegaard E, Kornilovs G, Krumme U, Köster F-W, Oeberst R, Plikshs M, Radtke K, Raid T, Schmidt JO, Zimmermann C, et al (2015) Food for thought : Eastern Baltic cod in distress: biological changes and challenges for stock assessment. ICES J Mar Sci 72(8):2180-2186, DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsv109
  3. Bauer RK, Gräwe U, Stepputtis D, Zimmermann C, Hammer C (2014) Identifying the location and importance of spawning sites of Western Baltic herring using a particle backtracking model. ICES J Mar Sci 71(3):499-509, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst163
  4. Dorrien C von, Hammer C, Zimmermann C, Stepputtis D, Stuermer IW, Kotterba P, Polte P (2013) A review on herring Clupea harengus (Actinopterygii: Clupeiformes: Clupeidae) recruitment and early life stage ecology in the Western Baltic Sea. Acta Ichth Piscat 43(3):169-182, doi:10.3750/AIP2013.43.3.01
  5. Agnew DJ, Gutierrez NL, Stern-Pirlot A, Smith AD, Zimmermann C, Sainsbury K (2013) Rebuttal to Froese and Proelss "Evaluation and legal assessment of certified seafood". Mar Policy 38:551-553, DOI:10.1016/j.marpol.2012.07.002
  6. Bauer RK, Stepputtis D, Gräwe U, Zimmermann C, Hammer C (2013) Wind-induced variability in coastal larval retention areas: a case study on Western Baltic spring-spawning herring. Fisheries Oceanogr 22(5):388-399, DOI:10.1111/fog.12029
  7. Strehlow HV, Schultz N, Zimmermann C, Hammer C (2012) Cod catches taken by the German recreational fishery in the Western Baltic Sea, 2005-2010: implications for stock assessment and management. ICES J Mar Sci 69(10):1769-1780
  8. Froese R, Branch TA, Proelß A, Quaas MF, Sainsbury K, Zimmermann C (2011) Generic harvest control rules for European fisheries. Fish Fisheries 12(3):340-351, DOI:10.1111/j.1467-2979.2010.00387.x
  9. Oeberst R, Klenz B, Gröhsler T, Dickey-Collas M, Nash RDM, Zimmermann C (2009) When is year-class strength determined in western Baltic herring? ICES J Mar Sci 66(8):1667-1672, DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsp143
  10. Abaunza P, Murta AG, Campbell N, Cimmaruta R, Comesana AS, Dahle G, Gallo E, Garcia Santamaria MT, Gordo LS, Iversen SA, MacKenzie K, Magoulas A, Mattiocci S, Molloy J, Nascetti G, Pinto AL, Quinta R, Ramos P, Stransky C, Zimmermann C, et al (2008) Considerations on sampling strategies for an holistic approach to stock identification : the example of the HOMSIR project. Fisheries Res 89(2):104-113, DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2007.09.020

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Publications (all)

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  1. Zimmermann C, Kraft N (2017) Meeresfisch: nachhaltig genutzt oder vom Aussterben bedroht? Aus Politik Zeitgesch 67(51-52):10-16
  2. Barz K, Zimmermann C (2017) Nordsee-Kliesche [auf: Fischbestände online] [online]. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, zu finden in <https://fischbestaende.portal-fischerei.de/Fischarten/?c=stock&a=detail&stock_id=868> [zitiert am 03.11.2017]
  3. Barz K, Zimmermann C (2017) Ostsee-Kliesche [auf: Fischbestände online] [online]. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, zu finden in <https://fischbestaende.portal-fischerei.de/Fischarten/?c=stock&a=detail&stock_id=867> [zitiert am 03.11.2017]
  4. Zimmermann C, Hammer C (2017) Zum Beispiel Kabeljau und Hering : Fischerei, Überfischung und Fischereimanagement im Nordatlantik. In: Hempel G, Bischof K, Hagen W (eds) Faszination Meeresforschung : ein ökologisches Lesebuch. 2. Aufl. Berlin: Springer, pp 427-441, DOI:10.1007/978-3-662-49741-2_39
  5. Barz K, Zimmermann C (2016) Kliesche (Yellowfin sole) östliche Beringsee und Aleuten [auf: Fischbestände online] [online]. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, zu finden in <http://www.fischbestaende-online.de/Fischarten/?c=stock&a=detail&stock_id=749> [zitiert am 10.11.2016]
  6. Barz K, Zimmermann C (2016) Pazifischer Kabeljau im Golf von Alaska [auf: Fischbestände online] [online]. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, zu finden in <http://www.fischbestaende-online.de/Fischarten/?c=stock&a=detail&stock_id=747> [zitiert am 21.11.2016]
  7. Barz K, Zimmermann C (2016) Pazifischer Kabeljau in der östlichen Beringsee [auf: Fischbestände online] [online]. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, zu finden in <http://fischbestaende.portal-fischerei.de/Fischarten/?c=stock&a=detail&stock_id=748> [zitiert am 10.11.2016]
  8. Goetz S, Oesterwind D, Zimmermann C (2016) Report on the German Catch Quota Management trial 2012 - 2014. Rostock: Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, 28 p
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 1781 kb
  9. Kraak SBM, Dorrien C von, Krumme U, Nordheim L von, Oeberst R, Strehlow HV, Zimmermann C (2016) The discard ban and its impact on the MSY objective - The Baltic Sea. In: Research for PECH Committee - The discard ban and its impact on the maximum sustainable yield objective on fisheries : workshop. Brussels: European Union, pp 137-194
  10. Gröger JP, Zimmermann C, Hanel R, Kraus G, Cisewski B, Damerau M, Goetz S, Hammann S, Hielscher NN, Illig B, Krau F, Oesterwind D, Reiser S (2015) Anpassung und Weiterentwicklung von innovativen, nicht-invasiven Monitoringsystemen und Auswerteverfahren für die Fischereiforschung (AutoMAT) : Endbericht. 33 p

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