Institute of

Sea Fisheries




Herwigstraße 31

27572 Bremerhaven

Telephone: +49 471 94460 101

Fax: +49 471 94460 199

Dr. Matthias Bernreuther

Dr. Matthias  Bernreuther
Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 249
+49 471 94460 199

Research interests

  • Arctic fish stocks
  • Stock assessment
  • Feeding ecology of fishes


  • Annual surveys of demersal fish stocks in the North Sea and North Atlantic for the assessment of biologically sustainable catch levels
  • Biological monitoring of German fisheries activities in the North Sea and North Atlantic and derivation of protection measures for fish stocks
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Educational background and employment

  • since 2008: Scientist at the Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries (TI) in Hamburg
  • 2008: Professional training in Project Management. Graduated as Project Management Associate (IPMA, Level D)
  • 2002 – 2008: Scientific employee at the Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science. University of Hamburg, Germany. Project GLOBEC (Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics)
  • 2002 – 2007: PhD-studies at the Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, University of Hamburg. Title: „Investigations on the feeding ecology of Baltic Sea herring (Clupea harengus L.) and sprat (Sprattus sprattus L.).”
  • 1995 – 2001: Studies of Biology (main subject: Fisheries biology) at University of Hamburg. Diploma thesis title: „Untersuchungen zur mikrophagen Ernährung ausgewählter Meeresfische“ (in German).