Request for Proposals: SEC2008-08: East Coast Fishing Interests
The Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) is undertaking research into the activities of commercial and non-commercial fishers within the area that includes and immediately surrounds the rohe moana (customary areas of interest) of the Ngati Porou and Te Whanau a Apanui hapu.
This area extends approximately from Gisborne in Hawkes Bay to Opotiki in the Bay of Plenty.
This research will inform the Minister of Fisheries (the Minister) to make decisions on bylaws proposed under the Ngati Porou and Te Whanau a Apanui Foreshore and seabed agreements.
Specifically, a report is required that sets out in relation to the rohe moana:
- The desktop biological status of targeted fish stocks;
- The base line effort and catch by key species, of individual commercial fishers and commercial fisher groups;
- The base line effort and catch by key species of non-commercial fisher groups; and
- A Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) will be required to determine the impacts of possible closures of certain parts of the rohe moana to commercial and non-commercial fishers.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday 21 November 2008.
Download the RFP Document (PDF 211kb)
Submissions should be sent to:
Corporate Monitoring Unit
Ministry of Fisheries
PO Box 1020
If you require further information on the research topic please contact:
Geremy Schofield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you require further information on the submissions process please contact:
Hayden Taylor (email@example.com)
RFP Questions and Answers to 29 October 2008
1. There is no indication of budget in the RfP or any reference to this proposal in last years planning documents.
MFish would like to confirm that no indicative budget for the research is being provided to applicants. We invite applicants to submit their estimated costings as part of their full research proposal.