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Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

Dr. Gerd Kraus

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 100
+49 471 94460 199

Research interests

  • Reproduction biology of fishes
  • Modelling of the impact of protected areas on fish populations and fisheries
  • Fishery-independent models for stock assessments
  • Marine Protected Areas


  • Contributions to Advisory Committees of the European Union (STECF) and ICES committees
  • Participation in European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organisation (EFARO)
  • Advice to BMEL, BMU and EU in relation to fisheries management
  • Natura 2000 - Proposals for fisheries management measures in Natura 2000 sites in the German EEZ in the North Sea and Baltic Sea

Educational background and employment

  • since 2008: Director of the Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries
  • 2006 – 2008: Senior scientist at the Technical University of Denmark, Danish Institute of Fisheries Research. Fisheries biology section with main focus on population dynamics and reproduction biology
  • 2002 – 2006: Scientific assistant in fisheries biology within the field of research of marine ecology at IFM-Geomar in Kiel, Germany.
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