Happy World Tuna Day!

Happy World Tuna Day

The United Nations (UN) established World Tuna Day to raise awareness about the importance of tuna and to promote more sustainable fishing practices.

On World Tuna Day 2019, the Blue Belt Programme and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) launched a new film to share the latest on the tuna tagging work taking place on St Helena Island.

Through this tuna tagging programme, local fishery stakeholders, Cefas, the St Helena Government and Stamford University aim to tag 5,000 tunas by March 2020. The data collected through retrieved tags informs scientists about the behaviour of tuna stocks around the island, informing policy development in St Helena.

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