The environmental impact of the retrieval of derelict fishing gear on the relevant different seafloor habitats and substrates of the Baltic Sea shall be assessed.
The call for tender is conducted as a two-step process: 1. Interested consulting parties are invited to submit application forms containing company background information and reference projects in the first step. 2. Three companies/organisations will be selected and invited to submit a detailed work plan with an indicative bid during the second stage.
The EIA is issued in 3 lots:
Lot 1: Environmental impact of derelict fishing gear retrieval on hard substrates
Lot 2: Environmental impact of derelict fishing gear retrieval on soft sediments
Lot 3: Sensitivity-matrix and final report
Bidding parties can apply for individual lots or all three lots. Lot 3 has to be conducted by one of the bidding parties for Lots 1 and 2. For each of Lot 1 and 2, 3 bidding parties are selected to submit an offer.
Assessment of the impact of derelict fishing gear removal on hard substrates and rocky seafloor habitats. Retrieval methodologies such as the net fork and diving operations are to be evaluated. Predominant areas are the North Baltic coasts, in particular Estonian and Swedish waters. Further details can be requested at the above contact email address.
Assessment of the impact of derelict fishing gear removal on soft sediment seafloor habitats. Retrieval methodologies such as the net fork and diving operations are to be evaluated. Predominant areas are the Southern Baltic coasts, in particular German and Polish waters. Further details can be requested at the above contact email address.
Combination of lots 1 and 2 into the final assessment report. Results of lots 1 and 2 are previously evaluated by WWF. The report incorporates fact sheets for each habitat generated in lots 1 and 2 and a sensitivity and decision matrix with best-practice recommendations for retrieval operations on each seafloor habitat, including recommendations for Natura 2000 protection zones. An executive summary for non-experts is expected as part of the final report.