|RFx ID :||21375894|
|Tender Name :||PRO2019-11 Historical reconstruction and characterisation of spatially explicit historical set-net fishing effort data|
|Reference # :||O - PRO2019-11|
|Open Date :||Wednesday, 7 August 2019 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Monday, 2 September 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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Using available data and spatial modelling approaches, construct a spatially explicit estimation and characterisation of historical set-net fishing effort around New Zealand at the decadal scale, in the 20th and 21st centuries.
With the high profile of fisheries impacts on Hector’s and Maui dolphins during the update of the dolphin TMP, there is renewed interest in understanding the historical rather than just the current impacts of commercial setnets. The New Zealand and international Threat Status Classification Schemes, and Maui-Hector’s dolphin TMP objectives, make reference to the current status of the dolphin population (rather than just current risk levels); thus there is a need to be able to hind-cast to estimate historical impact levels. With the outputs of a fitted spatially explicit risk model for dolphins (produced under PRO2017-12), it is now possible to estimate impacts including at a local and subpopulation scale for any period in which we have spatially resolved estimates of fishing effort, after which it will be possible for the first time to estimate historical impact and population trend, thus current status.