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NOAA Form 370 Database

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2024

The data set contains information from submitted NOAA Form 370s, also known as the Fisheries Certificate of Origin, for imported shipments of frozen and/or processed tuna. Data collection from May 2001 to September 2016 is contained in an Access database and in hard copy format (subject to NARA disposition schedules). From September 2016 to present, data is stored in the NMFS Office of Science and Technology ITDS database. Data elements include the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry number, CBP entry date, HTS code, flag of catcher vessel, ocean area, gear type, and trip dates, and dolphin safe status. Non-summarized data is considered to be business confidential information and is protected from release by law.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2001-05 (creation), 2016-09 (revision), (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS WCRO

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2001-05 (creation), 2016-09 (revision), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17220
Access Constraints Cite As: West Coast Regional Office, [Date of Access]: NOAA Form 370 Database [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: Non-summarized data is protected from release by law (16 U.S.C 1385(f))., Use Constraints: All use of the data must be cleared with the NMFS Tuna Tracking and Verification Program.
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Harvest Object Id d9a02d59-ec5c-471c-bff8-da5d867b9ad4
Harvest Source Id d16be56f-1eb7-428b-94cb-0d45c55dd2ed
Harvest Source Title NMFS WCRO
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage For all imports of frozen and/or processed tuna into the United States, Message Set data and the NOAA Form 370 are uploaded by the importer's customs broker into U.S. Customs and Border Protection servers. This information is then auto downloaded the next day by NMFS Office of Science and Technology (ST) servers and is available for review the same day. Review by the Tuna Tracking and Verification Program (TTVP) team reviews the information and enters certain fields of the NOAA Form 370 into the NMFS ITDS Database. For U.S. domestic tuna cannery receipts, reports are sent directly to the TTVP. Reports are due by the last day of the month following the month being reported. Data is currently uploaded annually into NMFS ST servers. However, plans are being prepared for uploads on a quarterly or monthly basis.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2001-05-01

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