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CLOSED: Vessel Assistance Needed for a Project Examining Effect of Artificial Light on Salmon Behavior and Escapement in a Pacific Hake Trawl RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a project looking to examine if artificial light can enhance the escapement rates of Chinook salmon out an open escape window bycatch reduction device (BRD) in a Pacific hake trawl. This project seeks to conduct 10 sample days (depending on vessel charter rate) between 15 May and 31 August 2013. Data on Chinook salmon escapement will be collected using two autonomous, high-resolution, low-light, color video camera systems. The number of tows conducted per day will be determined by catch rates, weather, and other logistical concerns. The port used for mobilization and demobilization will be determined once a contractor has been selected. The mobilization time is necessary for loading gear, setting up equipment, and orienting the scientific crew with the vessel. The demobilization time frame will include offloading the scientific gear brought aboard the vessel during the project. PSMFC will be responsible for providing all scientific equipment needed for the project. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, Pacific hake fishing industry, and the NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC).

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Mar. 22, 2013 alt text CLOSED: Alaska Fisheries Catch Accounting System II RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) seeks a contractor to develop a new version of the Catch Accounting System (CAS II) for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Alaska Region (AKR). In consultation with AKR staff, the contractor will perform all related duties pertaining to the development effort, including project management, design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation of the new system.

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Feb. 19, 2013 alt text CLOSED: Bottom Trawl Vessel Needed for Testing a Pacific Halibut Excluder RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a research project testing a flexible sorting grid Pacific halibut excluder in the west coast groundfish bottom trawl fishery. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, the NOAA Fisheries-Northwest Fisheries Science Center-Habitat and Conservation Engineering group (NWFSC-H&CE), and the west coast groundfish fishing industry.

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Feb. 15, 2013 alt text CLOSED: RECFIN Mobile Data Collection Application Development and Implementation RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to procure the professional services of a mobile application developer to create an application for entry of face-to-face survey interview data from recreational fishing anglers at the conclusion of their trip. Currently PSMFC’s samplers conduct these interviews and record the responses on paper. This application will be a prototype to replace that method, resulting in a more efficient, accurate, and timely data collection system.

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Feb. 1, 2013 alt text CLOSED: Economic Analyses of Critical Habitat Designations for Arctic Ringed Seals and the Beringia Distinct Population Segment of Bearded Seals RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed to list Arctic ringed seals and the Beringia distinct population segment (DPS) of bearded seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Section 4(a)(3) of the ESA requires that, to the extent practicable and determinable, critical habitat be designated concurrently with the listing of a species. If critical habitat is not determinable at that time, NMFS may take up to one additional year from the date when the final rule to list a species is due to designate critical habitat (should ringed and bearded seals be listed, this date would be June 10, 2013).

Under the direction of, and in close coordination with, the Regional Economist, NMFS –Alaska Region, the Contractor shall perform (i) three principal tasks with respect to Arctic ringed seals, 5 (ii) three principal tasks with respect to the Beringia DPS of bearded seals, and (iii) one principal task with respect to Arctic ringed seals and the Beringia DPS of bearded seals combined.

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