Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsfor a world without hunger

Tuna: a global perspective

26 February 2013

Tuna and tuna-like species are a significant source of nutritious food and livelihoods. They include approximately 40 species occurring in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and in the Mediterranean Sea.

Over the years, FAO has formulated and implemented various global, regional and national projects and facilitated meetings (often externally funded) in support of the management of tuna fisheries and capture-based aquaculture.