Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries


Marie Austerhoff
Institut für Ostseefischerei

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

Dr. Christian von Dorrien

Dr. Christian von  Dorrien
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
+49 381 66099 106
+49 381 66099 199

Fields of activity

  • Head of research area Fisheries & Environment
  • Head of IT-department
  • Advice to BMEL concerning fisheries management in protected areas and implementation oft he Marine Strategie Framework Directive (MSFD)
  • Contributions to expert working groups oft he International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES), e.g. Advisory Committee (ICES-ACOM)
  • Contributions to working groups for the implementation of the MSFD in Germany
  • Project coordinator PAL
  • Member of the Steering Board of the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)

Research interests

Fisheries management in protected areas; ecosystem based fisheries management; fisheries indicators; fisheries ecology; alternative management approaches; data base development

Scientific background

Since 02/2004: Senior scientist at Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries (until 2007 Bundesforschungsanstalt für Fischerei, since 2008 Thünen Institute)

2002-2003: Education as software and database developer (cbm Bremen)

1997-2002: Policy officer for marine fisheries at WWF (Bremen)

1993-1997: Scientist at the Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT, Bremen); Coordination of field research in a two years german-brasilian research project in Recife (Brazil); Foundation of the Contact Office Tropicoast at the ZMT

1993: Promotion (Dr. rer. nat) at Kiel University (Ecology and respiration of arctic benthic fish species) in fisheries biology

1990-1992: Scientist and PhD student at the Institute of Polar Ecology at Kiel University, two multi-monthly sea going research cruises to the Arctic

1989: Diploma (Dipl.-Biol.) at the Institute of Polar Ecology at Kiel University (Ichthyoplankton in relation to hydrographie and zooplanktion in the Weddell Sea)

1985-1989: Studies of fisheries biology, physical oceanography und zoology at Kiel University

1983-1985: Studies of biology at Bielefeld University


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  1. Hammer C, Dorrien C von (2006) Understanding the mechanisms of stock recovery - EU Project UNCOVER will develop recovery strategies. Copenhagen: ICES, 11 p, ICES Council Meet Paper 2006/R 01

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