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CLOSED: Southern California Shelf Rockfish Hook And Line Survey RFP

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Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter three vessels to participate in a fisheries research project in 2013. The project will be in collaboration with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

The timeline for the project will be approximately September 16 through September 28 and will require three chartered vessels. These dates are subject to change based upon weather, logistical, or other contingencies. Mobilization for the charters is scheduled for September 16-17 and is tentatively planned to occur in Oxnard, CA. Demobilization is scheduled for September 28 and is tentatively planned to occur in Long Beach, CA. A port call is planned for September 23 and will occur in a Southern California port city to be determined based on survey logistics.

The Contractor agrees to furnish a vessel, crew, fuel, and bait necessary for sampling between 20 and 125 fathoms in the Pacific Ocean for shelf rockfish. The Captain and crew for all selected vessels will support the scientific party in the use of hook and line fishing gear deployed via rods and reels. In an effort to standardize gear, NMFS will supply the fishing gear that will be used during the survey. During mobilization, the vessel crew will tie gangions and prepare fishing equipment (rods, reels, sinkers, etc.).

Download the full Request for Proposals (RFP) by clicking the Download RFP button below.

Original posting date: 4.1.2013
Revision posting date: 4.3.2013

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