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Tuna Tracking and Verification Program

Tuna Tracking and Verification Program

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Overview

International
Organizations

TTV Program

Dolphin-Safe
Certification

Verification
Components

The NOAA Fisheries Service Tuna Tracking & Verification Program (TTVP) is the only program recognized by the U.S. Government that legally satisfies all applicable federal regulations regarding dolphin-safe certification. The TTVP monitors the domestic production and importation of all frozen and processed tuna products nationwide and authenticates any associated dolphin-safe claim.

For tuna products caught in the ETP by large purse seine vessels, both the international and the U.S. tracking programs rely on IATTC observer records made onboard the vessel. Set by set information is recorded by each observer on Tuna Tracking Forms.