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The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation with NOAA Fisheries, is conducting a cost earnings survey of the West Coast open access groundfish and salmon fleet through this request for proposals (RFP). The PSMFC has already completed a cost earnings survey of the West Coast limited entry fleet. The Limited Entry survey attempted to conduct in-person interviews with the owners of the approximately 300 limited entry commercial fishing vessels active on the West Coast, and obtained a response rate of about 70%. The open access groundfish and salmon survey, which is the subject if this Request For Proposals, will cover the much larger open access groundfish and salmon fleet, which consists of 1,352 vessels which do not have limited entry permits and made trips during the 2005-6 period targeting groundfish and/or salmon.

Jan. 4, 2007 alt text CLOSED: Request for Proposal PSMFC - DJ Warren Nov 3, 2006

The Mitchell Act EIS will analyze the impacts of NOAA Fisheries Service’s allocation and distribution of Mitchell Act funds for hatchery operations. The EIS will also analyze environmental effects associated with NOAA Fisheries Service’s Endangered Species Act determinations on hatchery programs supported through the Mitchell Act. The socioeconomics work will begin in Mid-December, 2006.

Nov. 3, 2006 alt text CLOSED: Ultrasonic

The Captain and crew of the vessel selected will assist in the deployment and retrieval of an underwater camera outfitted with a video system and oceanographic sensors. The equipment mounted on the trawl provides lighted video and ultrasonic video data to a monitor and associated computer equipment mounted in the vessel’s cabin.

Apr. 28, 2006 alt text CLOSED: Shelf Rockfish 06

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter two vessels to participate in a fisheries research project in 2006. The project will be in collaboration with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

Mar. 29, 2006 alt text CLOSED: RFP Amendment 1

The Council has expressed a desire to monitor, among other things, how the economic returns of various stakeholders in BSAI crab fisheries are affected by rationalization. This requires the collection of historic data as well as annual data to not only better understand the economic performance of crab fishery participants, but to isolate the effects attributable to the Program. Economic data reports (EDRs) that ask questions about harvesters' and processors' crab operations were specifically developed for the crab fisheries to fill this knowledge gap.

Mar. 1, 2006 alt text