World Tuna Day (02/05)

World Tuna Day (World Tuna Day), the celebration of which is set for May 2, was proclaimed by a resolution of the UN General Assembly (No. faced by tuna populations and the economic and social benefits of sustainable management of tuna stocks. The draft resolution was co-sponsored by 93 states.

Tunas are a group of marine fish of the mackerel family (Scombridae). In nature, there are about 40 varieties of tuna, which vary greatly in size and weight. The smallest representative - mackerel tuna - is approximately 50 cm in size and weighs 1.8 kg. And the largest representative of its kind - ordinary tuna - can reach a length of up to 4.5 m and weigh more than 600 kg.

Tunas live in tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans, as well as in the Mediterranean Sea. But they can also be found in more temperate latitudes. In search of food, these schooling pelagic fish travel long distances. Their diet consists of crustaceans, molluscs and fish. In addition, they are capable of accelerating up to 90 km / h.