Vessel Needed for Selective Flatfish Trawl LED Light Study in Groundfish Fishery

Deadline for written questions: 2.22.2016
Deadline for submissions: 3.4.2016

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to
participate in a research project looking to evaluate if simple enhancements to the visibility of a
selective flatfish trawl headrope can improve bycatch reduction for darkblotched and other slope
rockfishes. This project seeks to conduct 12 sample days (depending on charter rate) between 15
March and 30 September 2016.
PSMFC will provide the selective flatfish trawl, codend, and all
scientific equipment needed for the project. The Contractor agrees to furnish a vessel, crew, and
any additional gear necessary for bottom trawling for groundfish species. The Captain and crew
must be available during all scientific operations. In order to ensure full use of each sample day,
the captain and crew should make any necessary transit arrangements in order to begin fishing
operations at the start of each sample day. All fishing will occur during daylight hours .

Posted: 2.8.2015

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