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CLOSED: Experimental Evaluation of Protocols for Eliminating Live Dreissenid Mussel Larvae and Adults from Recreational Watercraft RFP

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As state and regional organizations attempt to enhance efforts to prevent the continued spread of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) in the West, uncertainty remains about protocols intended to eliminate live larval and adult mussels from contaminated watercraft. In September 2009, the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species (WRP) adopted the “Recommended Uniform Minimum Protocols and Standards for Watercraft Interception Programs for Dreissenid Mussels in the Western United States.” The protocols and standards recommended in this document are directed at preventing the inadvertent transfer of quagga/zebra mussels from areas where they are currently present to unaffected waters on trailered watercraft and equipment, and largely rely on use of hot water and pressure washing equipment to kill and remove all visible mussels (live and dead) and veligers from all areas of the watercraft, engine, trailer, and equipment. The document also highlights the need for research to determine the effectiveness of current decontamination strategies. This report can be found at:

Sep. 23, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Statistician Services for Albacore Catch per Unit Effort Study RFB

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This project focuses on sampling of the recreational for‐hire fleet targeting North Pacific albacore and other highly migratory species (HMS) from ports on the U.S. west coast. The objective of the project is to design a data collection pilot program that would employ onboard observers, enhanced dockside sampling, or a combination of both to determine what long‐term modifications to current sampling programs would be necessary to produce more reliable estimates of catch and effort from the fleet.

Sep. 10, 2009 alt text CLOSED: PSMFC Employee Benefits Broker Services RFP

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PSMFC currently has 450 employees across the five member states of Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Only 250 of these employees are currently eligible for full benefits. Full-year and seasonal employees working more than 20 hours per week are eligible for health benefits through PSMFC. Health benefits consist of medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage.

Aug. 10, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Vessel Needed for Testing Bycatch Reduction Device in the Pink Shrimp Fishery Off Central Oregon RFP

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Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter a double-rigged shrimp trawling fishing vessel to participate in a fisheries research project. The project will be in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)/Northwest Fisheries Science Center, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). PSMFC, NMFS, and ODFW will be responsible for designing the project and providing any supplies needed to modify the vessel’s groundlines for the experiment. PSMFC, NMFS, and ODFW will provide all scientific equipment.

Jul. 28, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Midwater Trawl Vessel Needed to Test Bycatch Reduction Device in the Pacific Whiting Fishery Off Central Oregon Coast

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Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter a stern trawling fishing vessel to participate in a fisheries research project in the fall of 2009. The project will be in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

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