CNMI Commercial Purchases (Trip Ticket)

Metadata Updated: November 17, 2018

The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) collects 'Trip Ticket' or purchase invoice data from vendors that buy fish directly from the fishermen. This system is similar to other trip ticket invoice systems, except that compliance is voluntary and invoices are only provided to dealers, hotel, stores, fish mobiles etc. on the island of Saipan. Participation has deteriorated in recent years as the economy has suffered and businesses have failed and struggled to stay in existence. DFW has always run the system and have efforts underway to improve compliance and actually make such commercial vendor reporting mandatory through local legislation, although this has been tried in the past and failed. Data are collected by vendors and may include a fisherman's identity and include number of pieces, weight, and price for some individual species and some species groups. Data exist back to about 1983 and are continuing, although the relative coverage of the fisheries has varied over the time series. These data are considered highly confidential.

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Metadata Date March 23, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 17, 2018
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update quarterly

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 23, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 17, 2018
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: Requires signing a PIFSC non-disclosure statement for fisheries confidential data and approval from the data owner. | Use Constraints: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Bbox East Long 150
Bbox North Lat 25
Bbox South Lat 10
Bbox West Long 140
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update quarterly
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:5631
Harvest Object Id b17fc4e4-560a-4189-8a89-ce821e0c1b78
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1983

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