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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Entanglement Science Call for Proposals

Deadline for written questions: 02.19.2021
Deadline for submission: 03.19.2021

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) protects California’s coast and ocean by
advancing innovative, science-based policy and management, making strategic
investments, and catalyzing action through partnerships and collaboration. OPC’s vision
is to ensure healthy, resilient and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems for the
benefit of current and future generations. OPC is committed to ensuring that policy and
management decisions affecting California’s ocean and coastal resources are based on
the best available science.

To achieve progress and priorities delineated in OPC’s ​ Strategic Priorities to Protect
California’s Coast and Ocean for 2020-2025​, OPC is partnering with Pacific States
Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) to announce this opportunity to support OPC’s
Strategy for Reducing the Risk of Entanglement in California Fishing Gear
(Entanglement Strategy) over the next 3 years. PSFMC will handle receipt and review of
proposals, and management of awards, in consultation with OPC, that will be based on
the Strategy.

Entanglement Science RFP Q&A

Posted: 02.08.2020

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Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects

Deadline for written questions: 11.20.2020
Deadline for submission: 12.14.2020

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation and funding from the
NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, will be issuing approximately $642,000 in grants to fund
marine aquaculture pilot projects focusing on sustainable aquatic farming techniques and
regional business practices to grow U.S. domestic seafood.

Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects Q&A

Posted: 10.26.2020

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Analysis and Recommendations to Improve Time Burden and Cost Estimates for NMFS Alaska Region’s Information Collection Requirements

Deadline for written questions: 3.20.2020
Deadline for submission of proposals: 4.3.2020

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) seeks a contractor to prepare an analysis of the
time burden and costs associated with NMFS Alaska Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division’s (SF
Division’s or NMFS’) information collection requirements and to provide recommendations to NMFS
about how to improve these time burden and cost estimates.

PRA HANDBOOK

AKR PRA Information Collection detailed data for PSMFC

Posted: 3.9.2020

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Near-Surface Pelagic Trawl Survey

Deadline for written questions: 2.14.2020
Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: 3.6.2020

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) has a requirement for a fishing vessel to conduct a mid-water to near-surface pelagic trawl survey of juvenile salmonids and associated fishes, neuston, plankton, and other biological and physical oceanographic measurements off Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. The PSMFC may supply the trawl net and doors and all other scientific equipment. All charters will begin in Astoria, OR. However, other ports may be used if both parties (Contracting Officer and Contractor) agree to the change. The same is true if Option days are exercised.

Posted: 1.31.2020

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Research of Mitigation of Domoic Acid Future Events in California Crab Fisheries

Deadline for written questions: 1.3.2020
Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: 1.31.2020

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation with the National Oceanic
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW),
will be issuing approximately $1.2 million in grants to fund projects that investigate ways to improve
resiliency in California’s crab fisheries and mitigate the effects of future domoic acid events.

Posted: 12.17.2019

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Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects

Deadline for written questions: 11.29.2019
Deadline for submissions: 12.27.2019

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation and funding from the
NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, will be issuing approximately $690,000 in grants to fund
marine aquaculture pilot projects focusing on sustainable aquatic farming techniques and
regional business practices to grow U.S. domestic seafood.

Posted: 11.12.2019

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Coordinator for Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative (PLCI)

Deadline for written questions: 8.30.2019
Deadline for submissions: 9.27.2019

PLCI, a recognized Fish Habitat Partnership (FHP) under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP), is seeking a half -time coordinator/staffer who will serve a central role in the operations of the partnership with a wide range of responsibilities including pursuing grant opportunities, conducting fundraising, strategic planning, coordinating efforts among a diverse group of partners, facilitating a steering committee to guide the activities of the partnership, and developing outreach and education materials.

Posted: 8.19.2019

PLFHP Coordination Q&A Responses

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User Support and application development for the Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System

Deadline for written questions: 7.24.2019
Deadline for submissions: 8.9.2019

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) seeks a contractor to provide customer
service user support and application development services for the Alaska Interagency Electronic
Reporting System (IERS) and integration of data to support catch accounting. The purpose of
this project is to support timely and accurate reporting, data retrieval, and information integration
to support management of fisheries off Alaska. This project will help build regional and national
fishery information management systems with strong data quality and integrity.

Posted: 7.17.2019

IERS Support Q&A 7-31-19

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Analysis and Implementation of Reauthorization of the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program

Deadline for written questions: 4.15.2019
Deadline for submissions: 5.10.2019

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) seeks a contractor to prepare an
Environmental Assessment (EA)/Regulatory Impact Review (RIR) and to provide other
analytical and technical support to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska
Region and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) as they consider
reauthorizing the Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Rockfish Program (Rockfish Program). The
GOA Rockfish Program is authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of
the Gulf of Alaska (FMP).

Posted: 4.9.2019

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