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Vessel Needed for Towing an Underwater Sled Equipped with Imaging Sonar to Collect Images of Trawl – Seafloor Interactions

Deadline for written questions: 07.23.2021
Deadline for submission: 08.06.2021

The contractor shall furnish the necessary crew, material, equipment, services and facilities to perform the Statement of Work/Specifications. For a description of the terms used within this Statement of Work
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel for 2 sample days to assist in collecting seafloor images across the swept area of a bottom trawl equipped with midwater trawl doors and elevated trawl sweeps (termed semi-pelagic trawl).

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Jul. 1, 2021 alt text Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects

Deadline for written questions: 07.23.2021
Deadline for submission: 08.20.2021
Q&A posted 7.30.2021

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation and funding from the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, will be issuing approximately $640,000 in grants to fund marine aquaculture pilot projects focusing on sustainable aquatic farming techniques and regional business practices to grow U.S. domestic seafood.

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Jul. 1, 2021 alt text Testing a Flexigrid System to Reduce Bycatch of Juvenile Sablefish in the West Coast Groundfish Bottom Trawl Fishery

Deadline for written questions: 05.13.2021
Deadline for submission: 05.20.2021

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one groundfish bottom trawl vessel for 10 sample days (depending on charter rate) to test a Flexigrid system to reduce bycatch of juvenile sablefish in the West Coast groundfish bottom trawl fishery.

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May. 5, 2021 alt text Vessel Needed for Conservation Engineering Study Evaluating Salmon Excluders in the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery

Deadline for written questions: 04.09.2021
Deadline for submission: 04.23.2021

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) is interested in chartering a Bering Sea pollock trawl vessel and crew to conduct a study in 2021 to evaluate the performance of the Rope Tube & Funnel (RT&F) salmon excluder.

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Mar. 25, 2021 alt text Entanglement Science Call for Proposals

Deadline for written questions: 02.19.2020
Deadline for submission: 03.19.2020
Q&A posted 3.3.2021

To achieve progress and priorities delineated in OPC’s ​ Strategic Priorities to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean for 2020-2025 1​ ​ , OPC is partnering with Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) to announce this opportunity to support OPC’s Strategy for Reducing the Risk of Entanglement in California Fishing Gear 2 ​ (Entanglement Strategy) over the next 3 years. PSFMC will handle receipt and review of proposals, and management of awards, in consultation with OPC, that will be based on the Strategy.

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