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Planning for stakeholder engagement in assessing recreational fisheries bycatch of protected species


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RFx ID : 22030101
Tender Name : Planning for stakeholder engagement in assessing recreational fisheries bycatch of protected species
Reference # : BCBC2019-07c
Open Date : Friday, 6 December 2019 10:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Tuesday, 21 January 2020 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 43000000 - Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications
  • 77000000 - Environmental Services
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : DOC Procurement Team
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New Zealand has a rich diversity of marine animals. Many species are under threat from environmental and anthropogenic pressures, of which unintended fisheries bycatch is currently recognised as one of the greatest threats to marine biodiversity. Quantification of bycatch in commercial fisheries has received extensive research effort in recent years, however, the nature and extent of recreational fishing pressures on protected marine species is not well understood.

Annually, around 350,000 New Zealanders participate in recreational fishing, providing significant opportunity for interactions between fishers and protected marine species, yet little data is available identifying species caught, nor the fate of the animals. This shortfall in data is partly due to the logistical difficulty in surveying recreational fishers and obtaining reliable data.

This project forms a part of the Departments Biodiversity Contingency Business Case (BCBC). The scope of required services is to develop a consultation process suitable for use in stakeholder engagement for future assessment of protected species recreational fisheries bycatch. Stakeholders are defined as: individuals, organisations, and/or communities that have an interest in research processes and outcomes. Out of scope is engagement with the recreational fishing sector to mitigate bycatch. Therefore, the objective of this social science project is to conduct a desktop study to recommend a suitable planning process for recreational fisheries stakeholder engagement.