|RFx ID :||21426006|
|Tender Name :||BEN2019-04 A spatially explicit benthic impact assessment for inshore and deepwater fisheries in New Zealand.|
|Reference # :||O - BEN2019-04|
|Open Date :||Friday, 23 August 2019 8:30 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 11 October 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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Conduct a spatially explicit benthic impact assessment to describe and quantify the likely nature and extent of impacts to benthic taxa or communities by mobile bottom fishing methods in New Zealand.
A wide variety of species are harvested on or near the seabed in New Zealand’s Territorial Sea (TS) and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Mobile bottom fishing methods that target these species can significantly impact benthic communities. Numerous studies have been conducted in New Zealand to understand the effects of fishing on different benthic habitats.