Tuna Current Affairs, GK & News

May 2: World Tuna Day

Every year, World Tuna Day is observed by the United Nations to spread the importance of conservation of the Tuna Fish species. The tuna and tuna like species are economically important for both developing and developed countries. Highlights The United Nations passed a resolution in 2016 and the world Tuna Day is being observed since ..

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IIT Hyderabad with Harvard University studied mercury accumulation in fish

According to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and IIT Hyderabad, climate change and overfishing are resulting in an increase of a toxin called methylmercury (MeHg) in the ocean’s fishes like Atlantic cod, Atlantic bluefin tuna. These fishes are widely consumed by humans. The researchers pointed 3 factors that result in mercury accumulation ..

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World Tuna Day observed on 2 May

World Tuna Day was observed on 2 May to raise awareness about importance of tuna and to promote more sustainable fishing practices across the world. Importance Many coastal countries depend heavily on tuna fish resources for food security and nutrition, economic development, employment, government revenue, livelihoods, culture and recreation. At present, about 96 countries worldwide ..

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World Tuna Day (WTD-2019)

The World Tuna Day (WTD) is observed every year on May 2 to highlight the importance of sustainably managed fish stocks in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Tuna and tuna-like species are very important economically — to both developed and developing countries — and a significant source of food. They include approximately 40 ..

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