Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ADF&G To Conduct Test Sockeye Salmon Fishery in the SEDM

Bids Due June 11 for Charter Set Gillnet
Fishing Vessels for Test Fishery

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is soliciting bids to charter up to three set gillnet fishing vessels to conduct test fishing in the Southeastern District Mainland (SEDM) on June 16, June 21, July 7 and July 13, 2010. Additional test fishing may be required as determined by the Department.

The test fishery will be used to evaluate the genetic stock composition of sockeye salmon in the SEDM. Test fishing will be conducted at three locations determined by the Department, including: East Stepovak, near Swedania Point, and only during the month of June, the Northwest Stepovak Section. All fish caught and revenue generated from the sale of those fish will become the property of the State of Alaska. Interested bidders must have prior experience set gillnetting in this area, provide all necessary equipment and be willing to fish a full complement of gear. A Department employee will be aboard the charter vessels while fishing to monitor and sample the catch.

The Request for Quotation (RFQ) format for the 2010 test fishery will be based on a percentage of the catch value, not to exceed 80% of the value. Bids should be based on a percentage of the value of the catch. The contract will be awarded to the bidders with the lowest percentage of the total value of the catch. Bids for greater than 80% of the value of the catch, will be rejected. Bids must be received at the Fish and Game office in Sand Point prior to 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 11, 2010.

Page 1 of the RFQ form may be faxed to the Sand Point office at (907) 383-2606. Please call the Sand Point Area Manager at (907) 383-2066 after faxing to verify receipt of your bid.

Learn more about the SEDM Genetic Stock Identification 2012 - 2012 by clicking on this link.


  1. I must tell my cousin about this! He lives in Alaska and is a fisherman. He has been speaking about submitting bids for such things lately.

  2. The first time, I heard "evaluate the genetic stock composition of salmon"? If I may know, what is it? Sorry before, I do not understand about what is discussed on this site because I am not an expert in that field.