The vessel should be under 15m in length, operating 100mm mesh T-nets.
RFQ vessel charter services in the Tyne Estuary
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Fishing vessels – 34513100
Survey vessels – 34513550
Environmental services – 90700000
Location of contract
Value of contract
09 March 2020
18 March 2020
Contract start date
01 May 2020
Contract end date
30 November 2020
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Cefas have been awarded a research project which aims to examine the spatial and temporal behaviour of adult salmon and sea trout in the estuary of the River Tyne, north-east England to determine their survival and the potential impact of environmental and anthropogenic factors on populations.
Working with Cefas there is a requirement for 50 adult salmon and 25 adult sea trout to be caught (for tag and release) in the lower River Tyne estuary.
This tender is seeking a registered commercial salmon vessel and crew to undertake tag and release work in the Tyne Estuary. The vessel should be under 15m in length, operating 100mm mesh T-nets in order to retain the fish in good condition for acoustic tagging.