Bait Needed for 2012 IPHC Stock Assessment Survey
300,000 pounds semi-bright chum salmon
Contact IPHC by August 8, 2011

The International Pacific Halibut Commission is acquiring bait for the 2012 stock assessment survey. Due to the scientific nature of the study, IPHC bait quality requirements and standardization exceed those normally provided by industry as bait chums.

Chum salmon requirements:

  • Headed and gutted (H&G)
  • Individually quick frozen (IQF).
  • The minimum grade is semi-bright #2s (ASMI grade A-E). Fish of a higher quality are acceptable but not preferred over the minimum quality.
  • IPHC prefers 4/6 lbs and 6/9 lbs; 9 lb-ups may be considered.
  • Bait may be inspected by IPHC staff prior to purchase to ensure that the flesh is firm and has been processed in a manner that maintains the required quality.
  • Bait must be toted in ~1,000 lb fiber totes.
  • Information on the month of capture and the run for each unit/tote of bait purchased is required.
  • The salmon must have been caught and processed no earlier than June 2011.
The IPHC will consider quantity offered, size, quality, and price per pound, and preseason storage location when making purchases. To be included in purchase negotiations, complete the enclosed form and submit it to Evangeline White via fax: (206) 632-2983; or e-mail by August 8, 2011. The Commission will evaluate proposals as they are submitted; however, the Commission is not required to accept the lowest or any of the bids received. Purchases will be decided by August 15, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Evangeline White at (206) 634-1838 ext 7686.

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Bruce M. Leaman, Director
Phone: (206) 634-1838
Fax: (206) 632-2983