World Tuna Day is on 2nd May

By the FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization), more than 96 countries are involved in tuna conservation.
Sheena

Updated: May 04, 2021 11:49:02 am

04 May 2021 Current Affairs:The United Nations commemorates World Tuna Day every year to spread the importance of protecting tuna fish. Tuna and tuna-like species have important economic significance for both developing and developed countries.

Highlights:
♦ The United Nations (UN) passed a resolution in 2016 that will usher in World Tuna Day from 2017. The purpose of this day is to prevent the tuna population from collapsing.
♦ Several countries rely on tuna resources for nutrition and food security, income, livelihoods, entertainment, and economic development. Therefore, this day contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 14, which is to live underwater. It aims to protect and sustainably use the oceans, oceans and marine resources.
♦ More than 7 million tons of tuna are harvested every year. Tuna accounts for 20% of marine catches and 8% of the global seafood trade.
♦ By the FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization), more than 96 countries are involved in tuna conservation.
♦ The United Nations proposes implementing the legal framework of the UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) as tuna populations in the world's oceans decrease. The Pandemic has increased the demand for canned tuna across the globe.
♦ As a part of World Tuna Day, this year Virtual Conference and Exhibition has been organized from 19th May to 21st May, and its theme is The Global Tuna Industry: Trailblazing through tough times. 
 
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