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Harriët Van Overzee

Current position

Fisheries scientist at Wageningen Marine Research (WMR) 

  • Project manager of the Dutch DCF onboard fisheries monitoring programme, including monitoring of onboard demersal active vessels, pelagic trawlers and demersal passive vessels 
  • Project researcher in several fisheries related projects (both national and international). 

Background

Harriet has over 12 years of experience in fisheries data collection and has executed a number of (international) projects including work on discards, seasonal closures and the pulse fishery. She has participated in the RCG NANSEA and in a number of ICES and STECF Expert Working Groups.   

Role in RCG

Harriet currently holds the position as co-chair of the RCG NANSEA. She is also active in the ISSG case study on freezer trawler fleet exploiting pelagic fisheries in the NEA and the ISSG Optimized and Operational Regional Sampling Plans. 

 

Dália Reis

RCG NANSEA

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Sven Stötera

Current position

Sven Stötera is currently working as a fisheries biologist at the Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries in Rostock, Germany. He is focusing on stock assessments, mainly Baltic Sea flatfishes. Also researching on stock discrimination methods, otolith stable isotopes and microchemistry. He is member in several ICES Working groups and responsible for most commercial fisheries data calls. 

Background

He studied biology and Fisheries science at the Hamburg university. After finishing his M.Sc., he worked in geotechnology and –analytics, before starting to work at Thünen as a fisheries scientist in 2012. Beside the scientific work there, he also conducted his doctorate on new stock discrimination methods in Baltic Sea cod between 2014 and 2017.   

Role in RCG

Member of the RCG (RCM) Baltic since 2013, participated in subgroups and planning group for the change from RCM to RCG and afterwards as member of several ISSGs since 2016. Chair of the ISSG for RDB overviews from 2018 to 2020. 

Chair for the RCG Baltic since 2020. 

Maciej Adamowicz

Current position

Senior specialist in the National Marine Fisheries Research Institute in Gdynia, Poland. Responsible for the development of databases and applications, fisheries data analysis and data transmission. Involved in designing the national programme for fisheries data collection. Member of several international working groups: RCG Baltic, STECF FDI, WGCATCH, WGRDBES-GOV.

Background

Graduated from the University of Gdańsk with a master’s degree in the field of Informatics and Econometrics. Developed data analysis skills at international training courses and workshops. Completed postgraduate studies in Data Science. Experienced in the R environment, programming and database development. 

Role in RCG

Involved in the regional coordination of data collection in the Baltic Sea since 2013. Member of several RCG intersessional subgroups dealing mainly with data analysis: Transversal issues, Data Quality, End-user and RCG. RCG Baltic representative in  WGRDBESGOV. Co-chair of RCG Baltic for the period 2022-2023. 

 

Jurgen Mifsud

Current position

 

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Beatriz Guijarro

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Josip Males

RCG LP 

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Irek Wójcik

Current position

Head of Department of Logistics & Monitoring at National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Gdynia, Poland. National Correspondent (DCF) since 2015. 

Background

Msc Eng. marine fisheries, biologist. In charge of DCF in Poland since 2011.  

Role in RCG

ChairCoordinator of joint sampling programmes for the EU long distance vessels fishing for small pelagics in the CECAF and SPRFMO areas.

 

Heidi Pokki

Current position

Heidi Pokki works in the Natural Resources Institute Finland as a Senior Scientist and Group Manager in the Bioeconomy accounting group in Statistical Services UnitShe is involved in the economic and social data collection of the Finnish fleet, aquaculture, and fish processing sectors. 

Background

Heidi has Doctor’s Degree on Agriculture and Forestry including dissertation in Environmental Economics (fisheries) and Master’s degree on Economics and Business Administration in the field of Economics. She works as a fisheries economist and has been involved in the economic data collection of fisheries since 2010. 

Role in RCG

Heidi will be co-chairing the RCG ECON with Irina Davidjuka in 2022 and with some new candidate in 2023. She will be co-ordinating and facilitating the RCG ECON meetings in 2022-2023 period and participating in the ISSG work for RCG ECON.

Hans van Oostenbrugge

RCG ECON (2022-2023)