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Barbara Hutniczak Ph.D.

Branch Manager


The Fisheries Regulations and Data Services Branch (FRDSB) Manager leads the annual revision of the IPHC Fishery Regulations; serves as the primary advisor to the IPHC’s Executive Director on 1) fisheries policy matters arising from the Contracting Parties, and 2) socio-economic aspects of Pacific halibut fisheries; and provides leadership and management oversight of services for fisheries data entry, storage and distribution, and otolith ageing.

The FRDSB manager is responsible for personnel management of a team currently consisting of six FTE’s organized in two teams:

  • Fisheries Data Services
  • Otolith Ageing Services

Various team members have percentages of their time assigned to FRDSB activities, and the FRDSB manager is required to coordinate time usage with managers from other branches.

  • Fisheries Economist for the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Nov 2019- Sept 2021
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2017–2019
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), 2015–2017 
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Southern Denmark, 2011-2014
  • M.Sc., Environmental and Resource Management, University of Southern Denmark, 2009-2011 
  • B.Sc., Oceanography, University of Gdansk, 2006-2009
  • Hutniczak, B. 2022. Assessing cross-regional flows of economic benefits: A case study of Pacific halibut commercial fishing in Alaska. Fisheries Research 255: 106449
  • Hutniczak, B. 2022. Efficient updating of regional supply and use tables with the national-level statistics. Journal of Economic Structures 11: 16
  • Hutniczak, B. and F. Meere. 2020. International Co-operation as a Key Tool to Prevent IUU Fishing and Disputes over It. International Community Law Review 22(3-4): 439-448
  • Hutniczak, B. 2019. Coordination between RFMOs on mutual recognition of IUU vessel lists. Marine Policy 107: 103596
  • Delpeuch, C. and B. Hutniczak. 2019. Encouraging policy change for sustainable and resilient fisheries. OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers. OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers. OECD Publishing, Paris
  • Hutniczak, B., C. Delpeuch and A. Leroy. 2019. Closing Gaps in National Regulations Against IUU Fishing. OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers. OECD Publishing, Paris
  • Hutniczak, B., C. Delpeuch and A. Leroy. 2019. Intensifying the Fight Against IUU Fishing at the Regional Level. OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers. OECD Publishing, Paris
  • Hutniczak, B., D. Lipton, J. Wiedenmann and M. Wilberg. Valuing Changes in Frequency of Fish Stock Assessments. 2019. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76(9): 1640-1652
  • Hutniczak, B., N. Vestergaard and D. Squires. 2019. Policy Change Anticipation in the Buyback Context. Environmental and Resource Economics 73: 111–132
  • Hutniczak, B. and A. Münch. 2018. Fishermen’s Location Choice under Spatio-temporal Update of Expectations. Journal of Choice Modelling 28: 124-136
  • Martini, R., J. Innes, W. Nam, B. Hutniczak, C. Delpeuch and A. Leroy. 2017 OECD Review of Fisheries. OECD Publishing, Paris
  • Yun, S., B. Hutniczak, J. Abbott and E. Fenichel. 2017. Ecosystem-based management and the wealth of ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114: 6539-6544
  • Hutniczak, B. 2015. Modeling heterogeneous fleet in an Ecosystem Based Management Context. Ecological Economics 120: 203-214
  • Hutniczak, B. 2014. Increasing Pressure on Unregulated Species due to Changes in Individual Vessel Quotas: an Empirical Application to Trawler Fishing in the Baltic Sea. Marine Resource Economics 29(3): 201-217
  • Hutniczak, B. 2012. Recovery of the Eastern Baltic Cod Fishery: Perspectives Revealed through Bioeconomic Modelling. Journal of Management and Sustainability 2(1): 3-15
  • Hutniczak, B. and L. Grønbæk Kronbak. 2011. The Two-sector Economic Problem of Persistent Organic Pollution and Baltic Sea Salmon Fisheries. Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development 6 (1): 113-132