Barbara Hutniczak Ph.D.

Barbara Hutniczak Ph.D.

Branch Manager
Fisheries Regulations & Data Services Branch

206-634-1838 x 7693


The Fisheries Regulations and Data Services Branch (FRDB) Manager provides leadership and management oversight of services for fisheries data collection and storage. The FRDSB currently consists of six (6) personnel, operating within two (2) sections: Fisheries Data Services and Aging Services.

The incumbent is expected to ensure all Branch activities, policies and procedures align with international best practices and standards. The FRDSB manager is required to work collaboratively across all IPHC branches.

The incumbent is expected to lead and supervise the planning, budget and expenditures, and personnel management for both groups through the Fisheries Data Coordinator and the Otolith Laboratory Technician (Snr).


  • 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