Washington, D.C. – 8 December 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) today released a statement applauding a decision made by the United Nations General Assembly to list May 2 as “World Tuna Day.” 

“ISSF commends the United Nations General Assembly for recognizing the continued importance of World Tuna Day and the attention it brings to global conservation efforts,” said ISSF President Susan Jackson. “We are thankful to the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) for establishing this important occasion and celebrating it for the last four years. The fact that this ratification was made without objection demonstrates that UN leadership is fully committed to issues facing tuna fisheries as they relate to the overall health of tuna stocks, our oceans and the global economy. 

We look forward to continued work with the UN, PNA and other worldwide stakeholders toward the long-term conservation and sustainable use of global tuna fisheries.” 

 

About the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund (WWF)—the world’s leading conservation organization—promoting science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch and promoting ecosystem health. To learn more, visit iss-foundation.org.