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Dr Tanja Miethe 

Fisheries Assessment and Advice Programme
Stock Assessment and Modelling Group
Population Modeller


Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB

Pronouns: she/her

Details of specialism

I am generally interested in issues of fisheries and fish population dynamics. My work focusses on fish stock assessments, data-limited assessment methods and management strategy evaluations (MSEs). With a background in biology, I have an interest in biodiversity, demography and evolutionary ecology. I work with scientists across the ICES community as well as with academic colleagues from the University of Strathclyde and University of Aberdeen. 

Within the broad topic area my particular focuses currently include:

  • North Sea demersal fish stocks
  • length-based indicators 
  • elasmobranchs

Main policy links

  • sea fisheries
  • international fisheries - demersal

External committees and responsibilities

Papers of relevance

Miethe T, Reecht Y and Dobby H (2019) Reference points for length-based indicator Lmax5% to support assessment of data-limited stocks and fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science 76(7), 2125-2139. 

Miethe T, Dobby H and McLay A (2016) The use of indicators for shellfish stocks and fisheries: a literature review. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science 7, 1-76.

Miethe T, Bastardie F, Nielsen J and von Dorrien C (2014) High resolution analysis of effort and landings in the Western Baltic Sea for supplementing impact assessment of a closure on fisheries. Fisheries Research 157, 170-179.

Miethe T, Gröhsler T, Böttcher U and von Dorrien C (2014) The effects of periodic marine inflow into the Baltic Sea on the migration patterns of Western Baltic spring-spawning herring. ICES Journal of Marine Science 71(3), 519-527.

Miethe T, Dytham C, Dieckmann U, Pitchford JW (2010) Marine reserves and the evolutionary effects of fishing on size at maturation. ICES Journal of Marine Science 67(3), 412-425.

Details of linked research pages

Tanja Miethe's ResearchGate profile



Marine Scotland Science
Scottish Government
Marine Laboratory
PO Box 101
375 Victoria Road
AB11 9DB


+44 (0)131 244 2500


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