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Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
21/00739 The Monitoring Program for Escaped Farmed Salmon — Part 2
Monitoring of escaped farmed salmon in the river systems is combined in a national monitoring program, led and coordinated by Havforskningsinstituttet (the Institute of Marine Research). The goal for the program is to coordinate and quality assure the entire process from planning and collection of data about the occurrence of escaped salmon in the river systems, to reporting of the results of the surveys. The reporting must, as far as possible, describe the number and proportion of escaped farmed salmon in individual river systems and how these are distributed in the river system. Furthermore, possible regional differences must be highlighted, and the reporting must be suitable for answering important administrative questions.
In order to implement the monitoring program with sufficient coverage in river systems in all regions in Norway, the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research wants to enter into a contract with suppliers of suitable data sets that can contribute to describing the situation with regard to occurrence and quantity of escaped farmed salmon. The contracts include participation in analysis of data sets, reporting and further development of the program. Experience and scientific publication, within relevant disciplines for the monitoring program is crucial for the selection of supplier, as well as what data the individual actors have available.
The Norwegian Veterinary Institute collects data from scale analysis of samples from sport fishing, autumn fishing/brood stock control, and other fishing. In 2019 the Norwegian Veterinary Institute delivered 3 346 samples from sport fishing, 2 091 samples from autumn fishing/brood stock fishing and 2 337 samples from other fishing. The scope will vary from year to year, but the number of samples taken in 2019 gives a clear indication of the number of samples. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute currently has brood fish control for all cultivation projects. The brood stock control includes verification of the origin of potential brood stock in the river, whether escaped or wild, through analysis of scale samples. In addition, disease analysis of the brood stock is carried out. Genetic control of the brood stock is also carried out. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has over time developed the brood stock collection so that it is more representative of fishing that can be equated and compared with autumn fishing. This has contributed to better estimates of the distribution of escaped farmed salmon in the river systems in autumn. Data from analysis of samples from brood stock collection comes from approx. 60 rivers distributed over the entire country. Data from sport fishing is delivered from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute covers among other things larger river systems in Trøndelag. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute contribute analysis of data and development of the monitoring program.
Section IV: Procedure
The monitoring program needs to use all relevant data sets that contribute to describing the distribution of escaped farmed salmon in river systems in Norway. Examples of such data sets are
for e.g. classification of sport fishing catches such as wild salmon or escaped farmed salmon based on scale analysis, data from classification of potential brood stock in rivers with cultivation measures, data from drift counting in river systems where fish in rivers are recorded and classified as wild salmon or escaped farmed salmon, data from autumn fishing carried out to estimate the proportion of escaped farmed salmon in river systems, and data from other surveys that can contribute to mapping the proportion of escaped farmed salmon in the river systems. Where data is collected from will not be decided by The Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, we must therefore cooperate with actors who have relevant data sets for the river systems that are relevant to the monitoring program. The service that specifically is procured in this connection is processing of data in defined format, and analysis of the data sets. It is important that the supplier of data sets participates in analysis of the data, this is particularly related to local knowledge developed over time in individual river systems. The data sets are analysed with different statistical tools suitable to describe condition and development in relation to the proportion of escaped farmed salmon in the river systems, and the participants in the program must have good statistics
competence. Furthermore, participants in the monitoring program contribute to writing annual reports to The Directorate of Fisheries. Based on the above, the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research considers the terms in The Public Procurement Regulation § 13-4, b) 2 met.
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Section VI: Complementary information