Research Survey Contract East Anglia

Research Survey Contract East Anglia

Practical Indicators of Exploitation for Crustaceans (PIECRUST): A series of research surveys to determine abundance indices of various life stages for crab and lobster off the North Norfolk coast.

Reference number: ITT/Piecrust

Deadline date:02/11/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of Tender

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: East Anglia

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science


Description of the contract

Cefas is carrying out a four year research and development project in the crab and lobster fishery located off the North Norfolk coast with the aim of determining the recruitment strength of crab and lobster to the fishery, and growth information relating to these species. The programme consists of a survey using baited fine mesh traps to catch and quantify the juvenile abundance, and a growth study on captive animals kept in storage pots and retained on the seabed. These studies require a fishing industry collaborator with an interest in the sustainability of the stocks, local knowledge and experience of this fishery. The project is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), who are committed to promoting the long-term future of England’s fishing industry and achieving Good Environmental Status under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. These aims will require taking scientists to sea to determine the catches in fine meshed traps and the regular servicing of store pots. The first years work is under way but you are invited to tender for the work undertaken in the next three financial years (2013/14-2015/16). The methodology for survey work in this three year period will depend on results from the first year of the study.


Classification of the contract

77000000 Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Lowest price

Estimated length of contract: 01/04/2013 – 31/03/2016


Who to contact

Contact name Lisa Scott

Organisation name Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science

Address , NR33 0HT


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How to apply

Full instructions can be found within the Invitation to tender document.