Institute of

Sea Fisheries




Herwigstraße 31

27572 Bremerhaven

Telephone: +49 471 94460 101

Fax: +49 471 94460 199

Dr. Alexander Kempf

Dr. Alexander  Kempf
Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460251
+49 471 94460 199

Research interests

  • Assessment of demersal fish stocks in the North Sea
  • Scientific advice to the ministry (BMEL) on effort management and development of long-term management plans
  • Further development of multi species and ecosystem models to evaluate new management strategies for an ecosystem approach to fisheries


  • Risk assessment in fisheries management
  • Analyses of fishing effort (log-book data and VMS) and its relationship with fishing mortality and population dynamics of fish stocks with the aim of adjusting fishing capacity to fishing opportunities
  • Population dynamics and assessment of demersal fish stocks in the North Sea and North Atlantic
  • Biological monitoring of German fisheries activities and derivation of protection measures for fish stocks
  • Advice to BMEL, BMU and EU in relation to fisheries management
  • EU Data Collection Framework (DCF)
  • Contributiuons to Advisory Committees of the European Union (STECF) and ICES committeesEducational background and employment

Educational background and employment

  • since 2008: Scientist at the Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg
  • 2004 – 2008: PhD at the Institute of Hydrobiology und Fisheries Science, University of Hamburg, with the topic „Diet selection and predation mortality in the North Sea fish assemblage – improving multi species stock assessment“, within the EU research projects BECAUSE and UNCOVER
  • 1997 – 2004: Studies of Biology at Christian Albrechts University of Kiel with fisheries science as main subject. Diploma thesis title: “Diet selection of predators and availability of prey organsims as critical factor in multi species stock assessment- an example from the North Sea MSVPA”.