|RFx ID :||25961291|
|Tender Name :||O-BEN2022-01 (406816) - The extent and intensity of seabed contact by mobile bottom fishing in the New Zealand Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone|
|Reference # :||O-BEN2022-01 (406816)|
|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 :||$50K - $100K [?]|
|Expected number of contracts offered :||1|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
To monitor the extent and intensity of bottom contact by trawl and dredge fishing for all inshore and deepwater target species in the Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone.
1. To help MPI groom data, develop and compile summary statistics for all deepwater and inshore trawl and dredge fishing by year, depth zone, sediment categories, fishable area, and any other agreed habitat classifications or proxies, and to identify any trends or changes to meet management needs.
2. Broader outcomes.
An estimation of the extent of seabed contacted by different mobile bottom fishing gear and the frequency with which areas are contacted is required to understand and estimate the impact fishing has on benthic habitats and communities. This project will provide for the spatial description and monitoring of the areas contacted by mobile bottom fishing gear (trawl and dredge) for the 2007–08 to 2021–22 fishing years for all inshore stocks and for the 1989–90 to 2021–22 fishing years for all deepwater stocks. The outputs from this project will support inshore and deepwater Fisheries Management in meeting their objectives provided in the respective management plans.
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.