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World Tuna Day

2 May, 2021

Tuna includes approximately 40 species in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and in the Mediterranean Sea. The meat of these warm-blooded fish is rich in Omega-3 and contains minerals, proteins and vitamin B12. Tasty and healthy tuna are thus threatened by an overwhelming demand. World Tuna Day is thus to underline the importance of conservation management to ensure that we have systems in place to prevent tuna stocks from crashing. Many countries depend heavily on tuna resources for food security and nutrition, economic development, employment, government revenue, livelihoods, culture and recreation. Of particular relevance on this day is Sustainable Development Goal 14 and the tasks to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.


Image: SDG 14 Oceans