Data Quality Guidelines
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Welcome to NOAA Fisheries Data Quality Guidelines

NOAA believes that quality information is critical to the integrity of science-based management on which its stewardship mission depends. In compliance with the Data Quality Act, NOAA has promulgated Information Quality Guidelines (NOAA IQ Guidelines). The NOAA IQ Guidelines are performance standards by which the public can assess the quality of information disseminated by the Agency. To facilitate public review of NOAA information products, the NOAA IQ Guidelines set forth an administrative mechanism (request for correction) allowing affected persons to seek and obtain, where appropriate, timely correction of information maintained and disseminated by the Agency that does not comply with the NOAA IQ Guidelines. Detailed information concerning the process and required content for a request for correction can be found in Part III of the NOAA IQ Guidelines.

If you are concerned about some aspect of our information products but do not want to submit a Data Quality Act request for correction, return to CyberFish.

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