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O-PRO2022-01 (406834) - Hoiho Multi-threat Risk Assessment

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RFx ID : 25961082
Tender Name : O-PRO2022-01 (406834) - Hoiho Multi-threat Risk Assessment
Reference # : O-PRO2022-01 (406834)
Open Date : Q2 2022
Indicative RFx Release Date  : Q2 2022  [?]
Department/Business Unit : Fisheries New Zealand
Tender Type : Future Procurement Opportunity (FPO)
Project Status : Initial development  [?]
Indicative Total Value : $50K - $100K  [?]
Expected number of contracts offered : 1
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 70000000 - Farming and Fishing and Forestry and Wildlife Contracting Services
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Chloe Wilson
Overview

Overall Research Objective:

Using the outputs from PSB2020-04, PSB2020-05, and PSB2020-06 conduct a multi-threat risk assessment of the mainland population of hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin, Megadyptes antipodes).

Specific Objectives:

1. Construct population models for yellow-eyed penguin at the appropriate colony/sub-population where possible within data availability constraints.
2. Map fishery and non-fishery threats to yellow-eyed penguins and estimate the overlap between penguin distributions and threats.
3. Apply the SEFRA method to estimate fisheries impact and risk to yellow-eyed penguins, using the new information from specific objectives 1 and 2 above, including at a regional sub-population level. This analysis should include estimation and partition of total mortalities attributable to different threats (with uncertainty) at a regional sub-population level.
4. In consultation with government scientists and managers, examine alternative spatial management scenarios through both modelling and participation in a multi-threat risk assessment workshop.
5. Broader outcomes.

Rationale:
Yellow-eyed penguins are exhibiting significant declines at the colonies on the coasts of Otago, Southland, Stewart Island, and Whenua Hou/Codfish Island (Mattern pers comm., Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust, pers. comm.). These penguins face multiple threats, including incidental capture in set nets, human interference, habitat destruction, predation, disease, pollution, and climate change effects (see DOC: http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/penguins/yellow-eyed-penguin-hoiho/ and Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust: https://www.yellow-eyedpenguin.org.nz/penguins/threats/ websites for more information). Quantitative and spatially explicit information about the distribution and likely magnitude of various threats potentially affecting these penguins will inform risk management decisions to achieve New Zealand’s hoiho population recovery goals.

This is a Future Procurement Opportunity (FPO). A FPO is an alert to suppliers of a potential upcoming procurement activity, though does not represent a commitment by MPI to procure, however provides an indication to the market about the potential future activity. Suppliers can subscribe to this FPO, and MPI may use this list to assist with market research. When the RFP is released, the FPO will be linked to the RFP so that those suppliers who have subscribed to the FPO will get automatically notified of RFP release.