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CLOSED: Ocean Shrimp Trawl Vessel Needed for Eulachon Bycatch Project
Submission deadline past The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one ocean shrimp trawl vessel to participate in a research project looking to evaluate if simple enhancements to the visibility of the trawl components can be used to improve bycatch reduction for eulachon. This project seeks to conduct 8 sample days (section 3.1. defines a sample day) between 01 June and 30 September 2014. PSMFC and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will be responsible for designing the project and providing all scientific equipment needed for the project. The Contractor agrees to furnish a vessel, crew, two well-matched ocean shrimp trawls, ice, and all additional gear necessary for ocean shrimp trawling. The Captain and crew of the vessel selected will assist in the deployment and retrieval of LED lights, recording inclinometers, and oceanographic sensors. 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. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, ODFW, and ocean shrimp trawl fishermen. Download the full Request for Proposals (RFP) by clicking the Download RFP button below. Original posting date: 4.1.2014 Download RFP Apr. 1, 2014 alt text