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ZBD2019-11 Development of Electronic Automated Reporting System (EARS) to improve seabird bycatch monitoring

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RFx ID : 21426175
Tender Name : ZBD2019-11 Development of Electronic Automated Reporting System (EARS) to improve seabird bycatch monitoring
Reference # : O - ZBD2019-11
Open Date : Friday, 23 August 2019 8:30 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 19 September 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
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Erica Pope
048301556
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

Develop the Electronic Automated Reporting System (EARS) proof of concept through further development, ruggedization and at-sea trials. The opportunity lies in managing the declining population of seabirds by intervening with threats on the high seas. The current bycatch levels of seabirds, including the Antipodean Albatross is poorly known. We are concentrating on international distant water longline fishing fleets as what evidence there is indicates they are likely to be the major cause of Antipodean albatross mortality from incidental bycatch. While we acknowledge that other factors may play a role in their decline, reducing bycatch mortality is the one place that human intervention can be applied.