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O-BYC2022-02 (406819) - Risk Assessment for Selected Shark Species

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RFx ID : 25994597
Tender Name : O-BYC2022-02 (406819) - Risk Assessment for Selected Shark Species
Reference # : O-BYC2022-02 (406819)
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:
Produce a spatial overlap-based risk assessment for selected chondrichthyan species.

Specific Objectives:
1. Develop distribution maps for selected chondrichthyan species using available data.
2. Utilise catch and distribution data to conduct a spatial overlap-based risk assessment for selected chondrichthyan species.
3. Where possible, estimate the nature and extent of incidental captures of selected chondrichthyan species in New Zealand commercial fisheries up to the 2021/22 fishing year.
4. Broader outcomes.

Rationale:
The New Zealand National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks (NPOA-Sharks 2013) aims to “...maintain the biodiversity and the long-term viability of all New Zealand shark populations”, especially through objectives under its Goals 1 and 6.

The production of a spatial overlap-based risk assessment is necessary to provide context to captures of shark and ray species so that managers can understand the population-level risk posed by commercial fishing (or other relevant factors), allowing prioritisation of further research and the development or implementation of avoidance and mitigations measures. Where this is not possible, this project should use methodologies developed in BYC2021-01 and ENV2020-20 to produce new spatial distribution maps for shark species. The output for protected species could be incorporated into the Fisheries New Zealand protected species website. This project builds on BYC2021-01, for which a semi-quantitative shark risk assessment is being developed and on BYC2021-02 where protected shark captures were characterised.

Note:
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.