Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries


Katharina Wolf
Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 66099 102
Fax: +49 381 66099 199

Dr. Sabine Goetz

Dr. Sabine  Goetz

until December 31st, 2015

Fields of Activity

  • Research assistant in the project "Electronic monitoring as the basis for a Catch Quota Management (CQM)"

Research Interests

  • Marine mammal ecology
  • Marine mammal-fishery interactions
  • Bycatch monitoring and management
  • Ecologically sound fishing techniques
  • Electronic monitoring of fisheries
  • Habitat modelling

Scientific background

2013 - 2015: Research assistant at the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institut, Institute for Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock

2007 - 2013: PhD in Portugal and Spain at the University of Aveiro, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and Centro Oceanográfico de Vigo, Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO). Dissertation topic: "Interactions of cetaceans with Portuguese and Spanish fisheries in Atlantic waters: costs, benefits and implications for management"

2007: Consultancy at the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species/United Nations Environment Program (UNEP/CMS) in Bonn, Germany

2005 - 2006: Research project on sea lion ecology at Coquimbo and Iquique, Chile

1999-2004: Studies in Biology (University of  Erlangen/Nürnberg) and Aquatic Ecology (University of Bremen), Degree: M.Sc. in Aquatic Ecology


hits: 6

  1. Goetz S, Oesterwind D, Zimmermann C (2016) Report on the German Catch Quota Management trial 2012 - 2014. Rostock: Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, 28 p
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 1781 kb
  2. Gröger JP, Zimmermann C, Hanel R, Kraus G, Cisewski B, Damerau M, Goetz S, Hammann S, Hielscher NN, Illig B, Krau F, Oesterwind D, Reiser S (2015) Anpassung und Weiterentwicklung von innovativen, nicht-invasiven Monitoringsystemen und Auswerteverfahren für die Fischereiforschung (AutoMAT) : Endbericht. 33 p
  3. Goetz S, Begona Santos M, Vingada J, Costas Costas D, Gonzalez Villanueva A, Pierce GJ (2015) Do pingers cause stress in fish? an experimental tank study with European sardine, Sardina pilchardus (Walbaum, 1792) (Actinopterygii, Clupeidae), exposed to a 70 kHz dolphin pinger. Hydrobiologia 749(1):83-96, DOI:10.1007/s10750-014-2147-3
  4. Goetz S, Read FL, Ferreira M, Portela JM, Begona Santos M, Vingada J, Siebert U, Marcalo A, Santos J, Araujo H, Monteiro S, Caldas M, Riera M, Pierce GJ (2014) Cetacean occurrence, habitat preferences and potential for cetacean-fishery interactions in Iberian Atlantic waters: results from cooperative research involving local stakeholders. Aquatic Conserv 25(1):138-154, DOI:10.1002/aqc.2481
  5. Goetz S, Read FL, Begona Santos M, Pita C, Pierce GJ (2014) Cetacean-fishery interactions in Galicia (NW Spain): results and management implications of a face-to-face interview survey of local fishers. ICES J Mar Sci 71(3):604-617, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst149
  6. Oesterwind D, Goetz S, Zimmermann C (2014) Report on the German catch quota management trial 2012 & 2013 : December 2014 report. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, 27 p