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TTVP Retail Market Spot Check Audit Database

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2023

The data set contains information on retail market spot check audit purchases of tuna in airtight containers. Data are available from May 2001 to present with new data appended annually. Information includes the date, location, product type, store information where random spot check purchases were made throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Information on purchased product allows the manufacturer, distributor or importer to track the tuna back to harvest and verify the dolphin-safe status of the tuna product.

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Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2022
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2023
Reference Date(s) 2001-05 (creation), (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS WCRO

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2022
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2023
Reference Date(s) 2001-05 (creation), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17224
Access Constraints Cite As: West Coast Regional Office, [Date of Access]: TTVP Retail Market Spot Check Audit Database [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: Use currently limited to NMFS Tuna Tracking & Verification Program Team members who must sign a non-disclosure agreement statement. | Use Constraints: All use of the data must be cleared with NMFS WCR TTVP lead.
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Harvest Object Id 60fd141a-5582-4571-a5a2-e47c0f4979c5
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 Tuna in airtight containers is purchased from various retail market locations in the United States by TTVP staff. TTVP staff then request documentation to substantiate the dolphin-safe label or for product not labeled as "dolphin safe" whether it was imported legally into the United States.
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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