This call for tenders is titled 'Improving Cost-Efficiency of Fisheries Research Surveys and Fish Stocks Assessments using Next-Generation Genetic Sequencing Methods'. This is a call for tenders in a form of an open procedure to conclude a service contract. The objective of this Contract is to support a scoping study to investigate whether and how next-generation DNA High throughput sequencing (HTS) methods can:
a) replace or reduce the need for conventional trawl-based fishing surveys for demersal or benthic fish stocks in EU waters;
b) support faster and cheaper fish stocks’ assessments and biodiversity analyses of marine fish assemblages.