Vessel Needed for Conservation Engineering Study Evaluating Salmon Excluders in the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery

Deadline for written questions: 04.09.2021
Deadline for submission: 04.23.2021

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) is interested in chartering a Bering Sea
pollock trawl vessel and crew to conduct a study in 2021 to evaluate the performance of the Rope
Tube & Funnel (RT&F) salmon excluder. This excluder (a bycatch reduction device that allows
fish to escape from the trawl) was developed by the Conservation Engineering group (CE) in the
Midwater Assessment and Conservation Engineering (MACE) Program of the Alaska Fisheries
Science Center (AFSC), in collaboration with industry and science partners. The base charter will
consist of 14 charter days, with an option for the PSMFC to extend the contract for up to 7
additional charter days and for (2) one-year option periods (2022 and 2023). Studies in the option
years would be decided based on future funding.

Posted: 03.26.2021

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