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UN marks first World Tuna Day with calls to conserve it

May 02, 2017 - Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations is marking the first World Tuna Day with calls to conserve one of the globe's most popular fish to be caught and eaten.

General Assembly President Peter Thomson said Tuesday that tuna plays a critical role "in sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world."

He says tuna species, which are highly migratory, account for 20 percent of the value of all fish caught and over 8 percent of all...