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. Sarah B.M. Kraak

Dr. Sarah B.M. Kraak
Address
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone
+49 381 8116 113
Fax
+49 381 8116 199
E-Mail
sarah.kraak@thuenen.de

Fields of Activity

  • Research on alternative management approaches, such as RTI (Real-Time Incentives)
  • Research on the human dimension of bycatch mitigation in the small-scale gillnet fishery
  • Research on governance in the context of the Common Fisheries Policy
  • Research on human responses to alternative management approaches
  • Simulation studies on the consequences of alternative fishing patterns
  • Contribution to ICES (WGMARS, ADGCS and WKAPSIHD) and STECF expert working groups
  • Member of the editorial board of the ICES Journal of Marine Science

Research Interests

  • How to apply the behavioural sciences, such as behavioural economics and behavioural biology, to improve fisheries management and to align the interest of the individual (e.g. the fisherman) with the interest of the group (e.g. all fishers, the society, etc.)
  • Innovative fisheries management; the RTI (Real-Time Incentive) fisheries-management system
  • Mixed-fisheries management
  • Management Strategy Evaluation
  • Fisheries-induced evolution

SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND

Since 2015: Fisheries scientist at the Thuenen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock

2013-2016: Honorary Lecturer (in fisheries science and ecology) at the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

2008-2015: Research fellow (in fisheries science) at University College Cork, stationed at the Marine Institute, Ireland

2007-2016: Member of STECF

2002-2008: Fisheries scientist at Wageningen IMARES (formerly RIVO), the Netherlands

2001-2002: Lecturer in Behaviour, Ecology, and Evolution at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences of the University of Nottingham, UK

1998-2001: Postdoctoral Research Associate (in behavioural ecology) at the Department of Biology, University of Leicester, UK

1995-1998: Postdoctoral Researcher (in behavioural ecology) at the Department of Behavioural Ecology, University of Bern, Switzerland

1989-1994: PhD dissertation (in behavioural ecology) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands

1980-1988: Study (biology, marine biology, behavioural ecology) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (MSc/Diplom)

Publications (peer reviewed)

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  1. Trenkel VM, Kraak SBM, Rice JC, Rochet M-J, Smith AD (2016) Introduction to some alternative methods for providing scientific information for management. In: Edwards CT, Dankel DJ (eds) Management science in fisheries : a practical introduction to simulation-based methods. London; New York: Routledge
  2. De Castro F, Shephard S, Kraak SBM, Reid DG, Farnsworth KD (2015) Footprints in the sand: a persistent spatial impression of fishing in a mobile groundfish assemblage. Mar Biol 162(6):1239-1249, DOI:10.1007/s00227-015-2665-1
  3. Duggan DE, Farnsworth KD, Kraak SBM, Reid DG (2015) Integration of indicator alarm signals for ecosystem-based fishery management. Conserv Lett 8(6):414-423, DOI:10.1111/conl.12177
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  4. Kraak SBM, Reid DG, Bal G, Barkai A, Codling EA, Kelly CJ, Rogan E (2015) RTI ("Real-Time-Incentives") outperforms traditional management in a simulated mixed fishery and cases incorporating protection of vulnerable species and areas. Fisheries Res 172:209-224, DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2015.07.014
  5. Kraak SBM, Reid DG, Codling EA (2014) Exploring the RTI (real-time incentive) tariff-based approach to single-species fisheries management. Fisheries Res 155:90-102, DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2014.02.014
  6. Spencer PD, Kraak SBM, Trippel EA (2014) The influence of maternal effects in larval survival on fishery harvest reference points for two life-history patterns. Can J Fish Aquat Sci 71(1):151-161, DOI:10.1139/cjfas-2013-0253
  7. Duggan DE, Farnsworth KD, Kraak SBM (2013) Identifying functional stakeholder clusters to maximise communication for the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Mar Policy 42:56-67, DOI:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.01.023
  8. Kraak SBM, Bailey N, Cardinale M, Darby C, De Oliveira JA, Eero M, Graham N, Holmes SJ, Jakobsen T, Kempf A, Kirkegaard E, Powell J, Scott RD, Simmonds EJ, Ulrich C, Vanhee W, Vinther M (2013) Lessons for fisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan. Mar Policy 37:200-213, DOI:10.1016/j.marpol.2012.05.002
  9. Kraak SBM, Reid DG, Barkai A, Meredith G, Felaar F (2013) Olrac-RTI: a new and operational apprach to holistic management of fisheries for multiple commericial species and ecosystem objectives : Part 1. Copenhagen: ICES, 21 p
  10. Kraak SBM, Reid DG, Gerritsen HD, Kelly CJ, Fitzpatrick M, Codling EA, Rogan E (2012) 21st century fisheries management: a spatio-temporally explicit tariff-based approach combining multiple drivers and incentivising responsible fishing. ICES J Mar Sci 69(4):590-601, DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fss033

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  1. Stransky C, Natale F, Graham N, Döring R, Kraak SBM, Berkenhagen J, Goti L, Ulleweit J, et al (2016) Evaluation of proposals to revise DCF National Programmes for 2016 (STECF-16-01). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 71 p, JRC Sci Pol Rep, DOI:10.2788/41585
  2. Trenkel VM, Kraak SBM, Rice JC, Rochet M-J, Smith AD (2016) Introduction to some alternative methods for providing scientific information for management. In: Edwards CT, Dankel DJ (eds) Management science in fisheries : a practical introduction to simulation-based methods. London; New York: Routledge
  3. Bailey N, Rihan D, Doerner H, Kraak SBM, et al (2016) Methodology and data requirements for reporting on the Landing Obligation (STECF-16-13). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 95 p, DOI:10.2788/984496
  4. Prellezo R, Kraak SBM, Ulrich C (2016) Overarching report. In: Research for PECH Committee - The discard ban and its impact on the maximum sustainable yield objective on fisheries : workshop. Brussels: European Union, pp 5-8
  5. 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
  6. Graham N, Dörner H, Döring R, Kraak SBM, Stransky C, Abella JA, Andersen J, Bailey N, Bertignac M, Cardinale M, et al (2015) 49th Plenary meeting report (PLEN-15-02) : plenary meeting, 6-10 July 2015, Varese. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 129 p, JRC Sci Pol Rep, DOI:10.2788/878866
  7. Knittweis L, Carvalho N, Casey J, Goti L, Döring R, Kraak SBM, Stransky C, et al (2015) Assessment of balance indicators for key fleet segments and review of national reports on Member States efforts to achieve balance between fleet capacity and fishing opportunities (STECF-15-02). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 149 p, JRC Sci Pol Rep, DOI:10.2788/92692
  8. Knittweis L, Carvalho N, Berkenhagen J, Döring R, Kraak SBM, Stransky C, Goti L, Kempf A, et al (2015) Assessment of balance indicators for key fleet segments and review of national reports on Member States efforts to achieve balance between fleet capacity and fishing opportunities (STECF-15-15). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 160 p, JRC Sci Pol Rep, DOI:10.2788/99070
  9. Castro Ribeiro C, Motova A, Berkenhagen J, Ebeling MW, Stransky C, Ulleweit J, Adamidou A, Armesto A, Döring R, Kraak SBM, et al (2015) Evaluation of 2014 MS DCF Annual Reports & Data Transmission (STECF-15-13). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 291 p, JRC Sci Pol Rep, DOI:10.2788/069049
  10. Holmes SJ, Kempf A, Döring R, Kraak SBM, Stransky C, et al (2015) Evaluation of fisheries dependent information (STECF-15-12). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 801 p, JRC Sci Pol Rep, DOI:10.2788/13683

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