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

Juan Santos

 Juan  Santos
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
+49 381 66099 122
+49 381 66099 199

Fields of activity

  • Bycatch reduction in active and passive fisheries
  • Development and testing of fishing gear technologies to address species and size selectivity in mixed fisheries
  • Sampling scheme planning and cruise leadership in experimental sea trials
  • Quantitative and qualitative assessment of species/size selection and relative catchability of fishing gears

Research interests

Fishing gears, trawl hydrodynamics and efficiency, trawl size selection, species selection in mixed fisheries, bycatch, fishing discards, fish behaviour, sampling design, programming, computer simulation, statistics (parametric and non-parametric regression tools, Mixed modelling, non-parametric inference tools [bootstrapping, jackknife, cross-validation and others], multivariate analysis)

Scientific background

Since Jan. 2013: Senior Researcher at the Thuenen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock, Germany

2009 - 2012: Instituto Espanol de Oceanografıa, Vigo, Spain, Research technician (UE (DCR)-IEO)

  • Monitoring the behavior of Spanish fisheries operating in ICES areas in relation with future by-catch and discards EU policy
  • Selective gear design for by-catch reduction in ICES areas
  • Selectivity projects management and monitoring. Data analysis
  • Dissemination of effects of discard reduction technical measures tofishers
  • Keep track of the laws and rules applicable to Spanish fisheries in ICESareas, and coordination with European researchers in the task of applytechnical measures for by-catch reduction
  • Preparation and presentation of discards data from ICES fleets for demandinginstitutions
  • Participation in research surveys related with DCF

Sep. 2007: M.S.Marine Biology and Aquaculture, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela,Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Thesis Topic: A comparison of two methods for discards estimation incommercial fishing vessels. Adviser:Professor Manuel Aldegunde.

Oct. 2006 - Feb. 2007: Selectivity project RAI-AP-10/2006

Jul. 2006 - Oct. 2006: Spanish Discard Sampling Programme

Oct. 2005 - Mar. 2006: Selectivity project RAI-AP-21/2005

Nov. 2004 - Sep. 2005: Spanish Discard Sampling Programme

Jun. 2004 to Nov. 2005: Spanish Pelagic Longline Sampling Programme

Dec. 2002: Degree in Biology Science


Results 11 - 20 of 22

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  1. Alonso-Fernandez A, Otero J,, Banon R, Compelos JM, Santos J, Mucientes G (2017) Sex ratio variation in an exploited population of common octopus: ontogenic shifts and spatio-temporal dynamics. Hydrobiologia 794(1):1-16, DOI:10.1007/s10750-016-3065-3
  2. Santos J (2016) Bericht über die 709. Reise des FFS Solea vom 09.09 bis 26.09.2015 : Fahrtleitung: Juan Santos. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, 16 p
  3. Stepputtis D, Santos J, Herrmann B, Mieske B (2016) Broadening the horizon of size selectivity in trawl gears. Fisheries Res 184:18-25, DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2015.08.030
  4. Santos J, Mieske B, Stepputtis D, Krag LA, Herrmann B (2016) Development and testing of HESPAN, a sievenet-based BRD for nephrops trawl fisheries : Bericht über die 709. Reise des FFS Solea vom 09.09. bis 25.09.2015. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, 18 p
  5. Santos J (2016) El pez plano que utilizó la ventana y se largó. Pesca Internacional 17(175):35-37
  6. Herrmann B, Sistiaga M, Santos J, Sala A (2016) How many fish need to be measured to effectively evaluate trawl selectivity? PLoS One 11(8):e0161512, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0161512
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  7. Haase S, Santos J (2016) Jovenes y ancianos primero : Puesta en práctica de un nuevo concepto de selectividad para la pesca de arrastre. Pesca Internacional(11):16-20
  8. Santos J, Herrmann B, Mieske B, Stepputtis D, Krumme U, Nilsson H (2016) Reducing flatfish bycatch in roundfish fisheries. Fisheries Res 184:64-73, DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2015.08.025
  9. Santos J, Herrmann B, Otero P, Fernandez J, Perez N (2016) Square mesh panels in demersal trawls: does lateral positioning enhance fish contact probability? Aquatic Liv Res 29(3):1-10, DOI:10.1051/alr/2016025
  10. Santos J, Mieske B, Stepputtis D (2016) Testing FLEX, a FLatfish EXcluder device for trawl fisheries : Bericht über die 696. Reise des FFS Solea vom 12.11. bis 21.11.2014. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, 16 p
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