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CLOSED: Vessel Needed for Codend Selectivity Study in the Groundfish Bottom Trawl Fishery RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter a vessel engaged in the west coast groundfish bottom trawl fishery to participate in a study to examine size selection characteristics of three codends that differ in mesh size and configuration. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, the NOAA Fisheries-Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), and the west coast groundfish bottom trawl fishing industry.

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Jul. 10, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Re-Posted Young of the Year (YOY) Groundfish RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Re-Posted: Suitable contractor/vessel not obtained during original RFP posting.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a fisheries research project investigating young-of-the-year (YOY) groundfish along the Newport Hydrographic Line (NH-Line) in coordination with ongoing zooplankton surveys in the area. The project will be in collaboration with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) employees from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) and Oregon State University.

The timeline for the project will be approximately mid July 2012 through February 2013. These dates are subject to change based upon weather, logistical, or other contingencies. Mobilization and demobilization for the charter will be conducted in Newport, OR.

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Jun. 29, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Southern California Bight Shelf Rockfish Project

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter two vessels to participate in a fisheries research project in 2012. The project will be in collaboration with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). 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.

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Jun. 8, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Analysis and Regulatory Development for Catch Shares Programs and Cost Recovery Programs in the Federal Fisheries Off Alaska

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) seeks a contractor to prepare the analysis and implementation plan necessary for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Region, to implement catch share programs and cost recovery programs in the federal fisheries off Alaska.

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May. 15, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Vessel Needed for Testing Rockfish Excluder in the Pacific Whiting Fishery RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter a vessel engaged in the Pacific whiting fishery to participate in a pilot study testing a Bycatch Reduction Device (BRD) designed to reduce rockfish bycatch. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, the NOAA Fisheries-Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), and the west coast Pacific whiting fishing industry.

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