|RFx ID :||21211626|
|Tender Name :||PSB2018-10 Deepwater net capture analysis|
|Reference # :||O - PSB2018-10|
|Open Date :||Friday, 28 June 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Wednesday, 24 July 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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This work is a continuation of the investigation into the potential factors that contribute to the risk of net captures of seabirds on trawl vessels greater than 28 metres in length. The original investigation, under research contract DAE2015-01 (Baird & Doonan 2017), examined data collected between the 2007/08 and 2014/15 fishing years and found that approximately 75% of observed seabird net captures occurred in the southern ocean (SOU and SUB).
This project will build on work conducted as part of DAE2015-01 by updating the data set to include data up to the end of 2017/18 and further investigating the potential risk factors that influence the net capture rate of seabirds in southern ocean fisheries. The project will focus on data from the southern squid fishery, which accounts for 60% of total observed net captures. However, to provide a more comprehensive data set, the project will also include data from middle-depth fisheries which have a strong spatial and temporal overlap with the southern squid fishery, are targeted by the same vessels as those which target squid and have similarly high levels of observer coverage.