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Katja Berghaus

Ph.D. Student

Fisheries
2120 Koyukuk Drive
Room 130, Irving 2
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Education
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
B.S. Applied Biology
2015
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
M.S. Zoology, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology
2018
Thesis
Stock assessment of a valuable groundfish species: Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) in Prince William Sound
Advisor
Specialties
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Stock Assessment
  • Groundfish
Current Research Projects
  • Lingcod are large, predatory fish that occur on the west coast of the United States. In Prince William Sound, they are a common target for sport fishermen because of their aggressive behavior and impressive size (up to 150 cm in length). However, in addition to their popularity among sportfishermen and cooks, they are vulnerable to commercial fisheries that occur in the offshore waters in the Northern Gulf of Alaska. Ms. Berghaus' research focus lies on the stock status of this bottom-dwelling fish in Prince William Sound. This project will ideally lead to a better understanding of lingcod age and length at maturity, fecundity, sex-based length- and age-structure, mortality and potentially movement within the Prince William Sound management area. The project is highly involved with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Prince William Sound Charter Boat Association.
Awards / Honors
  • Rasmuson Fisheries Research Center Fellowship April 26, 2018
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