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Institute of

OF Baltic Sea Fisheries

Thaya Mirinda Dinkel

Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
+49 381 66099 138
+49 381 66099 199

Field of Activity

Research interests

  • Strategies to reduce bycatch of protected, endangered and threatened species (PET species): harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and elasmobranchs (Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean)
  • Collection of fishing effort data in data-limited fisheries
  • Exchange with fisheries stakeholders and participatory management (co-management) 

Scientific career

2021 Schuman Trainee at the Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union (DG IPOL) in the European Parliament. Member of the PECH (fisheries) and ANIT (animal transport) committees. (5 months)

2020 – 2021 Research Fellowship at the national Italian Institute Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in the LIFE-ELIFE Project to reduce the impact of fishing on cartilaginous fish (sharks and rays) in the Mediterranean Sea. Research into strategies to reduce elasmobranch bycatch and fishers’ engagement (5 months).

2019 – 2020 Research Assistant and Social Media Coordinator at Oceaomare Delphis. Whale monitoring and outreach (5 months)

2018 – 2019 Research project and master thesis as an intern at the Spanish Fisheries Confederation (CEPESCA). Main topic: Evaluation of fisheries management strategies for migratory shark species in the ICCAT area. Title: Evaluation of different management strategies for shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) and blue shark (Prionace glauca) in the Spanish Atlantic surface longline fishery from the perspective of different stakeholders.

2017 – 2019 Master in Sustainable Fisheries Management (M.Sc.), University of Alicante (Spain)


Involved in

ongoing projects

completed projects


    • Massot, A., Negre, F., Vinci, C. and Dinkel, T. M. (2021). Patterns of livestock transport in the EU and to third countries, European Parliament, Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies, Brussels

    • Leonetti, F.L., Sperone, E., Travaglini, A., Mojetta, A.R., Signore, M., Psomadakis, P.N., Dinkel, T. M., Bottaro, M. (2020). Filling the gap and improving conservation: how IUCN Red List and historical scientific data can shed a light on threatened sharks in the Italian Seas. Diversity, 12, 389; doi: 10.3390/d12100389.

    • Dinkel, T. M. and Sánchez-Lizaso, J. L. (2020). Involving stakeholders in the evaluation of management strategies for shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) and blue shark (Prionace glauca) in the Spanish longline fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean. Marine Policy 120, 104124.

    • Alcántara-Carrió, J., Dinkel, T. M., Portz, L. and Mahiques, M. M. (2017). Two new conceptual models for the formation and degradation of baymouth spits by longshore drift and fluvial discharge (Iguape, SE Brazil). Earth Surf. Process and Landforms, doi: 10.1002/esp.4279.

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