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UN marks 1st World Tuna Day with calls to conserve


The United Nations has marked the first World Tuna Day yesterday with calls to conserve one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten. General Assembly President Peter Thomson said that tuna plays a critical role in sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world.

He said tuna species, which are highly migratory, account for 20 percent of the value of all fish caught and over 8 percent of all internationally traded seafood. The General Assembly established World Tuna Day in December to reinforce its importance to nations around the globe.

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