FAO Fisheries Department

Tuna: a global perspective



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.