The goal of this project is to consolidate numerous near shore fish datasets into an existing, centralized database from which ontogenetic shifts in the early life history of Fishery Management Plan (FMP) species can be determined from length data and incorporated into EFH models and maps. This project is structured as a 1-year project with an option for a second year pending continued funding.
The first year will be to develop an expanded centralized database of nearshore catch data (beach seine and small trawl) and in the option year, upgrade the online Fish Atlas application, a customized platform with spatially explicit query tools and data summaries.
The objectives of this contract are to carry out data acquisition and then data integration and quality control into the nearshore Fish Atlas database to researchers at ABL’s Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute (TSMRI). The optional year would further develop the database as an online application and data summaries. This is not simply a data management job, the offeror should have scientific knowledge of the data they are assimilating and how it can be organized and used for publications.
Responses are due by July 18, 2018.