Vessel Needed for Selective Flatfish Trawl LED Light Study in Groundfish FisheryDeadline for written questions: 2.22.2016
Deadline for submissions: 3.4.2016
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a research project looking to evaluate if simple enhancements to the visibility of a selective flatfish trawl headrope can improve bycatch reduction for darkblotched and other slope rockfishes. This project seeks to conduct 12 sample days (depending on charter rate) between 15 March and 30 September 2016. PSMFC will provide the selective flatfish trawl, codend, and all scientific equipment needed for the project. The Contractor agrees to furnish a vessel, crew, and any additional gear necessary for bottom trawling for groundfish species. 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 .
Download the full Request for Proposals (RFP) by clicking the Download RFP button belowDownload RFP Feb. 8, 2016