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PSB2019-01 Estimation of total seabird captures using standardised estimation methods


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RFx ID : 21187885
Tender Name : PSB2019-01 Estimation of total seabird captures using standardised estimation methods
Reference # : O - PSB2019-01
Open Date : Monday, 24 June 2019 2:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 18 July 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 70000000 - Farming and Fishing and Forestry and Wildlife Contracting Services
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Erica Pope
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
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To estimate capture rates and total captures of seabirds by method, area, and target fishery, and where possible, by species for the 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 fishing years.

Estimates of captures of seabirds are required for monitoring purposes and to design mitigation approaches. Sophisticated modelling approaches have been developed to combine observer and catch-effort information to estimate captures of seabirds (albatross, petrels, sooty shearwater, and a variety of small birds), and this project provides for a continuation of that work. The development conducted over recent years has led to a relatively mature modelling framework.

Estimates of captures of seabirds, marine mammals, and other protected species are required for fisheries managers to understand the magnitude of the impact on these species and to identify trends in captures and capture rates, allowing avoidance and mitigations measures to be developed and implemented. The results from this project will feed into the revised NPOA-Seabirds.