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. 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
  2. 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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