CLOSED: Bottom Trawl Vessel Needed for Testing a Pacific Halibut Excluder RFP
Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one stern trawling
fishing vessel to participate in a fisheries research project testing a Bycatch Reduction
Device (BRD) designed to reduce Pacific halibut, Hippoglossus Stenolepsis, bycatch in the
west coast groundfish bottom trawl fishery. This project will be a collaborative study
between the PSMFC, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Fisheries Service-Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), and the west coast
groundfish fishing industry.
Original posting date: 6.16.2011Download RFP Jun. 16, 2011