Groundfish bottom trawl vessel needed for Pacific halibut bycatch reduction study
Deadline for written questions: 4.26.2019
Deadline for submissions: 5.3.2019
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one groundfish bottom trawl vessel for 12 sample days (depending on charter rate) to test if simple enhancements to the visibility of a selective flatfish trawl upper bridles and forward wing sections can improve bycatch reduction for Pacific halibut by enhancing their ability to visually perceive escape areas around the bridles and wings of the trawl. The desired timeline to completed this work is between 03 June and 30 September 2019. PSMFC will be responsible for designing the project and providing all scientific equipment needed for the project. The Contractor agrees to furnish a vessel, crew, main wire, doors, and sweeps necessary for bottom trawling for groundfish species.
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