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Vessel Needed for Modified Circle Hook Study in the Pacific Halibut Longline Fishery – IPHC Regulatory Area 2A
Deadline for written questions: 4.18.2022
Deadline for Proposal submissions: 4.25.2022
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel for up to 8 sample days (depending on charter rate) to assist in a study testing modified circle hooks to reduce yelloweye rockfish bycatch in the West Coast directed Pacific halibut longline fishery (International Pacific Halibut Commission [IPHC] Regulatory Area 2A). The timeline to complete this work is between 01 June and 30 September 2022. 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, tori lines, 8 skates (each 1,800 feet in total length and without gangions attached), and a sufficient number of buoys, and anchors for the 8 skates. PSMFC will supply the gangions (snap gear design), hooks to be tested, bait (chum salmon or equivalent), and all scientific equipment needed for the study. The captain and crew must be available during all scientific operations. To ensure full use of each sample day, the captain and crew should make any necessary transit arrangements to begin fishing operations at the start of each sample day. All fishing will occur during daylight hours.
Download the full Request for Proposals (RFP) by clicking the Download RFP button belowDownload RFP Apr. 8, 2022