World Tuna Day

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2022 Date2 May 2022
2023 Date2 May 2023
World Tuna Day

World Tuna Day History

World Tuna Day seeks to raise awareness about the overfishing of tuna and tuna-like species. Tuna and similar species are important fish both economically, and as a source of food. Their meat is rich in vitamins and they serve as a vital resource for developed and developing countries. According to the United Nations (UN), about 7 million tons of tuna and tuna-like species are harvested every year. This day aims to inform and educate the public about the harm caused by overfishing. Overfishing can harm ocean ecosystems and biodiversity. It can threaten wildlife and consequently entire economic systems.

World Tuna Day was established in 2016 by the UN General Assembly. It is observed annually on May 2nd.

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World Tuna Day Facts

  • The tuna industry has an estimated global sale value of almost $10 billion according to the UN.
  • About 7 million tons of tuna and tuna-like species are caught annually.
  • According to the UN, tuna species account for 8% of all globally traded seafood.

World Tuna Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Learn more about the different kinds of tuna species. Greenpeace lists several species of tuna and provides healthy recommendations for consumption.
  • Explore tuna recipes that you can make at home.
  • Watch a 2021 World Tuna Day video to learn more about tuna fishing and the industry.

World Tuna Day References and Related Sites

UN: World Tuna Day Tuna Day

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