Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries


Katharina Wolf
Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 66099 102
Fax: +49 381 66099 199

Dr. Sven Stötera

Dr. Sven  Stötera
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
+49 381 66099 123
+49 381 66099 199

Fields of Activity

  • Sampling and evaluation of data for the German commercial fishery in the Baltic Sea (EU-Data Collection Framework DCF)
  • Stock assessment of flounder (FLE-2223) and plaice (PLE-2432)
  • Maintaining and processing data from the  German commercial fisheries for international working groups and projects/databases (e.g. FishFrame, InterCatch)
  • ICES/HELCOM Workshop on Flatfish in the Baltic Sea WKFLABA in 2012
  • Regional Coordination meeting for the Baltic, since 2012
  • ICES Baltic Fisheries Assessment Working Group WGBFAS, since 2013
  • ICES Planning Group on Commercial Catches, Discard and Biological Sampling PGCCDBS, since 2013
  • Data Collection Framework DCF, since 2012

Research Interests

  • Dynamics of commercial fisheries in the Baltic Sea area
  • Fish movements and migration
  • Habitat connectivity
  • Artisanal fisheries („small-scale-fisheries“) in the Baltic Sea
  • Microchemistry and biogeochemical composition of otoliths

Scientific background

since 2012: Scientist at Thünen Institute for Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock

2003 – 2012: Laboratory Assistent at Dr. Baermann & Partner, Mikroanalytics, Hamburg (starting as student-assisstant, regular employment after the study)

2005 – 2010: Student assisstant, e.g. at Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, IfM-GEOMAR, Max-Planck-Institute for meteorology, KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg, Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU and the State Office for Mining, Energy and Geology (lower Saxony)

2008 – 2010:  Master of Science at the institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Sciences at the University of Hamburg. Master Thesis: “Feasibility of larval otolith-microincrements, -shape and nucleus-size as a method for discrimination between autumn- and winter spawned North Sea Herring (Clupea harengus, L.).”

2005 – 2008:  Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Hamburg Bachelor-Thesis: „Horizontal variability in the egg-distribution of small pelagic fish in the German Bight depending on the hydrographic condition.”


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  1. Amosova V, Berg C, Boje J, Cardinale M, Carlshamre S, Eero M, Gröhsler T, Gutkowska J, Hommik K, Horbowy J, Huwer B, Jounela P, Kaljuste O, Karpushevskiy I, Klinger R, Krumme U, Rodriguez-Tress P, Schade FM, Stötera S, Strehlow HV, et al (2019) Baltic Fisheries Assessment Working Group (WGBFAS). Copenhagen: ICES, 651 p, ICES Sci Rep 1(20)
  2. Stötera S, Degen-Smyrek AK, Krumme U, Stepputtis D, Bauer Robert, Limmer B, Hammer C (2019) Marking otoliths of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758) with tetracycline and strontium chloride. J Appl Ichthyol 35(2):427-435, DOI:10.1111/jai.13829
  3. Adamowicz M, Clarke L, Dubroca L, Elson J, Fernandes AC, Gazi KM, Hakansson KB, Jakovleva I, Lankov A, Leijzer T, Lino P, Nimmegeers S, Petterson C, Pönni J, Prista N, Reis DCC, Ribeiro Santos A, Rodrigues J, Stötera S, Wischnewski J, et al (2019) Workshop on Population of the RDBES Data Model (WKRDB-POP). Copenhagen: ICES, 47 p, ICES Sci Rep 1(24), DOI:10.17895/
  4. Stötera S, Krumme U (2016) Use of otolith quality flags to assess distributional dynamics in Baltic cod stocks. Mar Freshwater Res 67(7):980-991, DOI:10.1071/MF15048
  5. Oeberst R, Stötera S, Krumme U, Hüssy K, Mosegaard H (2015) Evaluation and different methods to assign individual Baltic cod to the Western or Eastern stock : working paper ; Benchmark on Baltic cod stocks (WKBALCOD) 2-6 March 2015. Copenhagen: ICES, 8 p
  6. Oeberst R, Stötera S, Krumme U, Hüssy K, Mosegaard H (2015) Evaluation of different methods to assign individual Baltic cod to the Western or Eastern stock : Benchmark on Baltic cod stocks (WKBALCOD) 2–6 March 2015 ; working paper. Copenhagen: ICES, 8 p
  7. Zimmermann C, Kraak SBM, Krumme U, Santos J, Stötera S, Nordheim L von (2015) Research for PECH Committee - Options of handling choke species in the view of the EU Landing Obligation – The Baltic plaice example : study. Brussels: European Union, 100 p, DOI:10.2861/808965
  8. Dorrien C von, Krumme U, Grieger C, Miethe T, Stötera S (2013) Analye fischereilicher Daten in den schleswig-holsteinischen Küstengewässern der Ostsee. Hamburg: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 72 p
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