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CLOSED: Joint Survey of Pelagic and Demersal Habitats

Submission deadline past
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a fisheries research project investigating both the nearshore and the offshore habitats of fish and their food resources off the Oregon coast.

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Apr. 4, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Vessel Needed for Testing an Excluder in the Groundfish Bottom Trawl Flatfish Fishery

Submission deadline past
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a research project looking to evaluate the efficacy of a flexible sorting grid excluder designed to reduce sablefish, rockfish, and Pacific halibut bycatch in the west coast groundfish bottom trawl directed flatfish fishery (i.e. vessels targeting Dover sole, petrale sole, rex sole, English sole, etc.).

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Apr. 1, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Ocean Shrimp Trawl Vessel Needed for Eulachon Bycatch Project

Submission deadline past
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one ocean shrimp trawl vessel to participate in a research project looking to evaluate if simple enhancements to the visibility of the trawl components can be used to improve bycatch reduction for eulachon.

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Apr. 1, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) Assessment Scientist

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) and its assessment partners (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Fish Habitat Partnership. The PMEP seeks the services of an Assessment Scientist to work with the organizations producing deliverables for the three assessments, provide technical guidance, coordinate and assimilate scientific findings from key elements of each assessment, and produce a final report for the PMEP Nursery Habitat Assessment that incorporates the deliverables from the other two assessments, as appropriate.

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Dec. 13, 2013 alt text CLOSED: Southern California Shelf Rockfish Hook And Line Survey RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter three vessels to participate in a fisheries research project in 2013. The project will be in collaboration with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The timeline for the project will be approximately September 16 through September 28 and will require three chartered vessels. These dates are subject to change based upon weather, logistical, or other contingencies. Mobilization for the charters is scheduled for September 16-17 and is tentatively planned to occur in Oxnard, CA. Demobilization is scheduled for September 28 and is tentatively planned to occur in Long Beach, CA. A port call is planned for September 23 and will occur in a Southern California port city to be determined based on survey logistics. The Contractor agrees to furnish a vessel, crew, fuel, and bait necessary for sampling between 20 and 125 fathoms in the Pacific Ocean for shelf rockfish. The Captain and crew for all selected vessels will support the scientific party in the use of hook and line fishing gear deployed via rods and reels. In an effort to standardize gear, NMFS will supply the fishing gear that will be used during the survey. During mobilization, the vessel crew will tie gangions and prepare fishing equipment (rods, reels, sinkers, etc.).

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