The DA-BFAR joins the world in celebrating and renewing its commitment to achieve the sustainable management of tuna – a major trade commodity in both local and global fisheries.
This annual celebration aims to raise awareness about the various threats that the tuna species are facing and encourage everyone to integrate our efforts to conserve these high-value species through sustainable fishing practices.
More than 96 countries around the world participate in the conservation and management of tuna. These include the Philippines, known as one of the world’s largest producers of tuna, centered around General Santos City, the ”Tuna Capital of the Philippines.”
In 2022, tuna accounts for more than 10.25% of the country’s total fisheries production.