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O-ZBD2022-02 (406845) - The impacts of marine heatwaves on fisheries and habitats of particular significance for fisheries management in New Zealand

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RFx ID : 25961219
Tender Name : O-ZBD2022-02 (406845) - The impacts of marine heatwaves on fisheries and habitats of particular significance for fisheries management in New Zealand
Reference # : O-ZBD2022-02 (406845)
Open Date : Q2 2022
Indicative RFx Release Date  : Q3 2022  [?]
Department/Business Unit : Fisheries New Zealand
Tender Type : Future Procurement Opportunity (FPO)
Project Status : Initial development  [?]
Indicative Total Value : $100K - $250K  [?]
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 Objective:

This project aims to generate coastal and marine maps of temperature anomalies at several scales so that fishery vulnerability to marine heatwaves can be explored at fisheries and local regional scales.

Specific Objectives:

1. Review data and information available regarding the nature of marine heatwaves in New Zealand and their potential effects on marine ecosystems and fishstock productivity.
2. Map the distribution of temperature anomalies in coastal waters and identify locations of concern to fisheries management.
3. If feasible, conduct a risk assessment on the vulnerability of key fishstocks to marine heatwaves in New Zealand.
4. Complete analyses of pāua sampled during summer 2019 as a case study to identify the likely causes of starvation observed in pāua.
5. Broader outcomes.

Rationale:

Studies on the effects of climate change to date have focused on long-term change in variables such as temperature and ocean acidification. An emerging gap is the potentially far more immediate and potentially devastating effects of marine heatwaves that cause extreme temperature changes in surface waters. Emerging data from the Moana project shows that significant temperature anomalies are occurring in winter as well as summer. This project would generate coastal and marine maps of temperature anomalies at several scales so that fishery vulnerability can be explored at fisheries and local regional scales. A review component would also identify the key effects of marine heatwaves for New Zealand fisheries and to habitats of significance.


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 the RFP being released.