Conservation call on first World Tuna Day

Date:2017-06-02 View: 44 Compiler:

NEW YORK - The United Nations marked the first World Tuna Day on Tuesday 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 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.

He noted that nearly two-thirds of the tuna found in restaurants and supermarkets around the world comes from the Pacific Ocean.

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