Project ID P155642
Project Title Third South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Project (SWIOFish3)
Country Eastern Africa
Notice No OP00117910
Notice Type Request for Expression of Interest
Notice Status Published
Borrower Bid Reference GEF3-SWIOFISH3
Procurement Method Consultant Qualification Selection
Language of Notice English
Submission Deadline Date/Time Mar 01, 2021 15:30
Organization/Department Ministry of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy
Name Jan Robinson
Address Ministry of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy Victoria Seychelless
Province/State Eastern Africa
Country Eastern Africa
Phone +248 2616044
MINISTRY OF FISHERIES & THE BLUE ECONOMY
Terms of Reference for a Firm
Name of Project Implementation:
Third South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Project (SWIOFish3)
Name of Consulting Assignment:
Development of a Harvest Strategy Policy and Management Standards for Seychelles' Fisheries
The application of harvest strategies has emerged in the last decade as an innovative approach for addressing many of the challenges of fisheries management. Harvest strategies, or management procedures, are pre-agreed upon frameworks for making fisheries management decisions. They typically comprise components of management objectives, monitoring, stock assessment, reference point, harvest control rules and management strategy evaluation. National harvest strategy policy frameworks, which have been adopted in a number of jurisdictions, are founded on the precautionary principle and ensure that harvest strategies address risks of overfishing regardless of data availability and the levels of uncertainty regarding the state of stocks. In recent years, significant advances have been made in developing tools and approaches for applying harvest strategies in data-limited fisheries.
Adoption of a national policy for implementing harvest strategies would serve to strengthen fisheries management planning in Seychelles. Moreover, such a policy will underpin the implementation of fisheries management in sustainable-use marine protected areas since harvest strategies allow for defining 'sustainability' indicators for ecological, social and economic fisheries objectives, and can be used to examine trade-offs and to define acceptable levels of risk. Therefore, a national harvest strategy policy would provide for minimum standards to be applied as fisheries management plans proliferate to cover zones created by the marine spatial planning as well as ensuring coherence in approach across all fisheries management areas and plans.
The objective of the assignment is;
To develop a policy, including management standards, and guidelines to enable Seychelles to meet best practice for implementing harvest strategies in fisheries management planning
For this assignment, the Ministry of Fisheries and the Blue Economy (MFBE) is seeking a firm with the following profile, specific qualifications and experience:
At least 10-years demonstrable experience in delivering stakeholder-driven processes in fisheries policy development, management planning and stock assessment;
Proven track record in providing practical solutions for harvest strategy approaches to managing artisanal and small-scale (multi-species, multi-gear) fisheries is essential;
The Company will comprise at least 2 key experts holding the following qualifications and experience:
Key expert 1: Master's degree or higher qualification in fisheries science, natural resource management or related subject, and at least 10 years of proven experience in delivering robust scientific advice for fisheries policy and management.
Key expert 2: Master's degree or higher qualification in natural resource management, economics, development studies or related subject, and at least 10 years of experience in stakeholder-driven policy development.
Both key experts possessing excellent communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to communicate technical information on fisheries with stakeholders and the public; Strong analytical and report writing skills; High computer literacy; Full proficiency in English is a requirement; knowledge of French would be an advantage.
The Ministry of Fisheries and the Blue Economy (MFBE) is now inviting consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Expressions of Interest (EOI) shall consist of a cover letter, firm profile and curriculum vitae of key team members. The deadline for submission of EOI is Monday 1st March 2021 at 15h30 and should be clearly marked using the Subject Line ''Development of a Harvest Strategy Policy and Management Standards for Seychelles' Fisheries'. Interested applicants may obtain further details and a full TOR by submitting an email enquiry to Ms. Sheriffa Morel on email@example.com cc; firstname.lastname@example.org of SWIOFish3.
The selected firm/institution will be requested to prepare a combined technical and financial proposal. The procurement process will be conducted according to the World Bank guidelines for selection and employment of consultant, Ed 2011 revised July 2014 and the services contracted through the Department of Blue Economy (SWIOFish3 Coordination on behalf of Government).
Completed EOIs should be delivered by email or post to:
Mr. Jude Talma
Department of Fisheries
Ministry of Fisheries and the Blue Economy (MFBE)
Email: email@example.com; cc: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
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