About World Tuna Day
In December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly voted to officially observe the World Tuna.
Did you know?
- Tuna and tuna-like species include approximately 40 species occurring in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and in the Mediterranean Sea.
- As a result of the amazing qualities of tuna, the fish are threatened by an overwhelming demand. Approximately 7 million tonnes of tuna and tuna-like species are landed yearly.
- Tuna species account for 20 per cent of the value of all marine capture fisheries and over eight per cent of all globally traded seafood.