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Vessel Services for Gulf of Maine Industry Based Survey

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000476388

Bid Title: Vessel Services for Gulf of Maine Industry Based Survey

Agency Bid No. Title: BD-16-1046-DMF-FWE20-00000006991

Received Date: 02/03/2016

Close Date: 02/19/2016

Purchase Type: 3 year term

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is conducting a new Gulf of Maine Cod Industry-Based Survey (GOM cod IBS) as part of Bin 3 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Groundfish Disaster Economic Assistance Program. DMF will administer a three-year study in the southwestern portion of the GOM where remnants of the GOM cod stock currently reside. The IBS will:provide another science source (resource data and information) for use in assessments;improving our understanding of the distribution of cod at times and in areas when the NEFSC surveys are not performedsample for size selectivity of the commercial groundfish fishery by improving our understanding of the distribution and demographics of cod inside verses outside closed areassample for catchability of the survey trawl net to understand what portion of available cod (and other groundfish species) are retained by the net.test fishermens hypothesis that GOM cod are redistributing offshoreenable minimum estimates of swept-area biomass; andexamine the potential of an IBS for providing indices of abundance;acquire additional scientific data on other groundfish stocks in the survey area.This RFR seeks to contract with a suitable commercial fishing vessel and captain as a platform at-sea for conducting the GOM cod IBS.

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Product Code: 96160

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Division of Marine Fisheries

State: Massachusetts

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Bill Hoffman

Phone: 617-727-3336

Fax: 617-727-3337




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