SAMPLING_TYPE

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SAMPLING_TYPE_CODE SAMPLING_TYPE SAMPLING_TYPE_DESCRIPTION
R RANDOM SAMPLES RECORDED AS PART OF A RECOGNIZED SAMPLING PROGRAM WHICH COLLECTS DATA RANDOMLY WITH RESPECT TO THE PARAMETERS OR STRATA USED IN ANALYSIS.
S SELECT SAMPLES RECORDED OUTSIDE OF RECOGNIZED SAMPLING PROGRAMS FROM A FISHERY WITH A RECOGNIZED, RANDOM SAMPLING PROGRAM. SELECT SAMPLE DATA ARE NOT RANDOM WITH RESPECT TO THE PARAMETERS OR STRATA USED IN ANALYSIS.
V VOLUNTARY SAMPLES RECORDED OUTSIDE RECOGNIZED SAMPLING PROGRAMS FROM A FISHERY WITHOUT A RECOGNIZED, RANDOM SAMPLING PROGRAM. VOLUNTARY SAMPLE DATA ARE NOT RANDOM WITH RESPECT TO THE PARAMETERS OR STRATA USED IN ANALYSIS.

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