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Economic Analysis for Electronic Monitoring and Observers in the Federal Fisheries Off Alaska

Deadline for written questions: 11.10.2021
Deadline for Proposal submissions: 12.3.2021
Q&A posted 12.10.2021

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) seeks a contractor to prepare the analysis and implementation plan necessary for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Region, to implement monitoring programs in the federal fisheries off Alaska.

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Nov. 1, 2021 alt text Research on Kelp Restoration in California Urchin Fisheries

Deadline for written questions: 10.22.2021
Deadline for Pre-Proposal submissions: 11.19.2021

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 $656,734 in grants to fund projects that investigate ways to improve resiliency in California’s urchin fisheries and mitigate the effects of kelp loss.

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Oct. 8, 2021 alt text There are no Open Opportunites at this Time.

Sep. 30, 2021 alt text Economic Data Reports Web Form and Database

Deadline for written questions: 09.17.2021
Deadline for submission: 09.29.2021

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) is the third party data collection agent for NOAA Fisheries Economic Data Report (EDR) and other social and economic survey data collection programs for federally managed fisheries off Alaska. Under a grant from NOAA, PSMFC provides administrative and IT infrastructure support for the collection of mandatory annual EDR data from regulated, federally licensed participants in associated Alaska fisheries, in addition to various periodic or one-time survey projects.

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Aug. 31, 2021 alt text Vessel Needed for Towing an Underwater Sled Equipped with Imaging Sonar to Collect Images of Trawl – Seafloor Interactions

Deadline for written questions: 07.23.2021
Deadline for submission: 08.06.2021

The contractor shall furnish the necessary crew, material, equipment, services and facilities to perform the Statement of Work/Specifications. For a description of the terms used within this Statement of Work
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel for 2 sample days to assist in collecting seafloor images across the swept area of a bottom trawl equipped with midwater trawl doors and elevated trawl sweeps (termed semi-pelagic trawl).

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Jul. 1, 2021 alt text Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects

Deadline for written questions: 07.23.2021
Deadline for submission: 08.20.2021
Q&A posted 7.30.2021

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation and funding from the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, will be issuing approximately $640,000 in grants to fund marine aquaculture pilot projects focusing on sustainable aquatic farming techniques and regional business practices to grow U.S. domestic seafood.

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Jul. 1, 2021 alt text Testing a Flexigrid System to Reduce Bycatch of Juvenile Sablefish in the West Coast Groundfish Bottom Trawl Fishery

Deadline for written questions: 05.13.2021
Deadline for submission: 05.20.2021

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one groundfish bottom trawl vessel for 10 sample days (depending on charter rate) to test a Flexigrid system to reduce bycatch of juvenile sablefish in the West Coast groundfish bottom trawl fishery.

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May. 5, 2021 alt text 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.

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Mar. 25, 2021 alt text Entanglement Science Call for Proposals

Deadline for written questions: 02.19.2020
Deadline for submission: 03.19.2020
Q&A posted 3.3.2021

To achieve progress and priorities delineated in OPC’s ​ Strategic Priorities to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean for 2020-2025 1​ ​ , 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 2 ​ (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.

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