CLOSED: Bycatch Characterization in the Pacific Halibut Fishery RFP

Submission deadline passed.

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center and Regional Office (NMFS) and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), proposes to contract for the recruitment, selection, employment, supervision and deployment of 4 to 8 NMFS-certified groundfish observers to assist in research being conducted in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska on halibut longline vessels. The project will be conducted in the Gulf of Alaska in April and May 2008 and in the Bering Sea in July and August 2008, with two vessels fishing concurrently in each location. The total observer coverage needed is expected to be approximately 16 observer months, subject to research requirements.

Q&A Responses – posted 2.5.08

Original posting date: 1.14.08