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Groundfish bottom trawl vessel needed for Pacific halibut bycatch reduction study

Deadline for written questions: 4.26.2019
Deadline for submissions: 5.3.2019


The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one groundfish bottom trawl vessel for 12 sample days (depending on charter rate) to test if simple enhancements to the visibility of a selective flatfish trawl upper bridles and forward wing sections can improve bycatch reduction for Pacific halibut by enhancing their ability to visually perceive escape areas around the bridles and wings of the trawl.

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Apr. 8, 2019 alt text Influencing the behavior and escapement of Chinook salmon out of a midwater trawl using Artificial Illumination

Deadline for written questions: 4.2.2019
Deadline for submissions: 4.9.2019


The contractor shall furnish the necessary crew, material, equipment, services and facilities to perform the Statement of Work/Specifications from the RFP.

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Mar. 19, 2019 alt text Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) Nearshore Science Support

Deadline for written questions: 3.22.2019
Deadline for submissions: 4.12.2019


The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Partnership (PMEP), a recognized Fish Habitat Partnership (FHP) under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP), is seeking a nearshore scientist to support PMEP’s nearshore project, a multi-year effort with the goal of expanding PMEP’s spatial data framework and toolset to include nearshore ocean areas of the West Coast.

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Mar. 12, 2019 alt text Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects

Deadline for written questions: 3.22.2019
Deadline for submissions: 4.15.2019
Q&A posted 3.29.2019

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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Feb. 28, 2019 alt text FY2019 Request Regional Oyster Aquaculture Research Consortia

Deadline for written questions: 2.22.2019
Deadline for submissions: 3.15.2019
Q&A posted 3.1.2019

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation and funding from the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, will be issuing approximately $875,000 in grants to fund Regional Oyster Aquaculture Research Consortia in the U.S. West Coast states of Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington, as well as Hawaii and U. S. Pacific Islands.

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