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Institute of Sea Fisheries (TI-Thünen-SF)

Parent institute: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut (TI), more

Palmaille 9
22767 Hamburg

Tel.: +49-(0)40-389 051 77
Fax: +49-(0)40-3890 52 63
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The Institute of Sea Fisheries provides the scientific basis and evaluates the economic conditions to guide the sustainable use of natural marine resources. This institute prepares decision support for the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) with respect to the Common Fisheries Policy of the EU (CFP) and international marine conventions (i.a. NEAFC, NAFO, CCAMLR, OSPAR, IWC, ASCOBANS) of which Germany is a member. Through its scientific monitoring programs and research activities, the institute contributes to a general increase in knowledge about marine systems for the benefit of the international community.

Based on its research, the institute enunciates advice to the Federal Ministry (Departments 621 and 622) and the European Commission (STECF, other EU advisory boards). The institute?s scientific outcome also forms an important part of the German contribution to the annual advice for fisheries and marine ecosystems provided in collaboration with other European fisheries research institutions (ERA-NET) under the auspices of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The institute takes part in international research projects funded by EU and other agencies in order to evaluate and resolve specific questions regarding the management of marine living resources and to further improve the scientific basis of its advice.

Fields of research:

  • Research on the development of commercially valuable stocks of fishes and invertebrates and monitoring of fish assemblages in the European Seas, in the North Atlantic and in the Antarctic Ocean
  • Fisheries economy
  • Effects of different users inside the German EEZ on marine resources and on fisheries
  • Management models, fisheries oceanography, climate change
  • Hydro-acoustics

Projects (3)  Top | Datasets 
  • COEXIST: Interaction in coastal waters: A roadmap to sustainable integration of aquaculture and fisheries, more
  • NESPMAN: Improving the knowledge of the biology and the fisheries of the new species for management, more
  • VECTORS: Vectors of changes in marine life, impact on economic sectors, more

Datasets (6)  Top | Projects 
  • A. Atkinson, V. Siegel , E. Pakhomov, P. Rothery (2004): Long-term decline in krill stock and increase in salps within the Southern Ocean. Nature 432: 100-103, more
  • Fevolden S (1979) Investigations on krill (Euphausiacea) sampled during the Norwegian Antarctic Research Expedition 1976-77 . Sarsia 64: 189-198, more
  • Fevolden, SE (1980) Krill off Bouvetöya and in the southern Weddell Sea with a description of larval stages of Euphausia crystallorophias. Sarsia 65: 149-162, more
  • HamPelFish: Post, A. 1987. Pelagic transects of FRVs "Walther Herwig" and "Anton Dohrn" in the Atlantic Ocean 1966 to 1986. Mitt. Inst. f. Seefischerei d. BfaFi Hamburg, 42: 1-68., more
  • Sala, A.; Azzali, M.; Russo, A, 2000. Krill of the Ross Sea: distribution, abundance and demography of Euphausia superba and Euphausia crystallorophias during the Italian Antarctic Expedition (January-February 2000) Scientia Marina 66: 123-133, more
  • Siegel, V. Krill occurence data from GAMLR (German Antarctic Marine Living Resources) Expedition, more

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