2nd May is observed as a World Tuna Day every year in the world. The day was established by the United Nations to raise awareness about the importance of tuna fish. It is observed for the first time in the year 2017. According to the United Nations, an outsized number of nations worldwide depend upon tuna for both food security and nutrition. At the same time, more than 96 countries have tuna fisheries, and their capacity is constantly growing.


The Day was officially proclaimed by the UN General Assembly by adopting resolution 71/124 in December 2016. Its aim was to spotlight the importance of conservation management and make sure that a system is required in place to prevent tuna stocks from crashing. The primary internationally recognized World Tuna Day was observed on 2nd May 2017.

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