Institute of

Sea Fisheries



Konstanze von Schudnat
Institute of Sea Fisheries

Palmaille 9
22767 Hamburg-Altona
Phone: +49 40 38905 178
Fax: +49 40 38905 263

Dr. Ralf Döring

Dr. Ralf  Döring
Palmaille 9
22767 Hamburg-Altona
+49 40 38905 185
+49 40 38905 263

Research interests

  • Team leader of the fisheries economics unit
  • Project management and – coordination
  • Economic impact assessment of fisheries management measures
  • Fisheries economics: Fisheries management, optimal use of fish stocks, economic dimension of the ecosystem approach
  • Bio-economic modeling
  • Cost-benefit/cost-effectiveness analysis


  • Development of economic indicators Socio-economic aspects of fisheries Analyses of fishery economics data for the evaluation of the market situation
  • An ecological-economic evaluation of management scenarios on the Baltic Sea ecosystem (BalticStern)
  • Contributiuons to Advisory Committees of the European Union (STECF) and ICES committees

Educational background and employment

  • since 2009: Team leader of the fisheries economics department at Institute of Sea Fisheries
  • 2002 – 2009 Assistant Professor/Senior Scientist at the department of Landscape Economics University of Greifswald
  • 2001 – 2002 Research associate at the German Council of Advisors for the Environment  
  • 2000 Doctorate in Economics. Title of the doctoral thesis: “The future of the fisheries in the biosphere reserve Southeast Rügen – An examination in the possibilities of a sustainable fishery and regional fisheries sector development”
  • 2000: Research associate at the department of Landscape Economics University of Greifswald
  • 1996 – 1999 Doctoral scholarship of the Deutsche Bundestiftung Umwelt (Osnabrück)
  • 1988 – 1995 Studies of Economics, main fields environmental and resource economics, at the University of Kassel