Institute of

Sea Fisheries




Herwigstraße 31

27572 Bremerhaven

Telephone: +49 471 94460 101

Fax: +49 471 94460 199

Dr. Heino Fock

Dr. Heino  Fock
Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 366
+49 471 94460 199

Research interests

  • Demersal fish stocks of Greenland
  • Management advice
  • Ecology and diversity of fishes in the North Atlantic
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries


  • Enhancing Prediction of Tropical Atlantic Climate and its impacts (PREFACE)
  • Biological monitoring of German fisheries activities and derivation of protection measures for fish stocks
  • Population dynamics and assessment of demersal fish stocks in the North Sea and North Atlantic
  • Advice to BMEL, BMU and EU in relation to fisheries management Biological investigations on biodiversity, species protection and the rational use of living marine resources
  • Natura 2000 - Proposals for fisheries management measures in Natura 2000 sites in the German EEZ in the North Sea and Baltic Sea
  • Stock delineation of redfish (Sebastes mentella) straddling NAFO and NEAFC areas based on genetic analyses of archived otoliths
  • MSFD - Implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework directive – Definition and validation of indicators and initial assessment

Educational background and employment

  • since 2005: Scientist at the Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg
  • Ecology and diversity of fishes in the North Atlantic
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries
  • 2002 - 2005: Freelance consultant, inter alia to
  • Census of Marine Life (Seamounts, MAR-ECO)
  • Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (Benthic monitoring)
  • Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (Eutrophication)
  • 2000-2002: Post-doctoral fellow, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Bremerhaven
  • Seamount ecology, RV Meteor-cruise M42/3
  • 1996 - 2000: Scientist at Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Hamburg, and Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Hamburg
  • Zooplankton ecology
  • 1989-1996: Scientist at Forschungs- und Technologiezentrum Westküste, University of Kiel
  • Wadden Sea ecology, saltmarshes