Tuna is one of the world’s most popular seafoods and one of the most economically valuable. In some countries, like the Maldives, tuna is the main source of protein. Many livelihoods, particularly in island nations, depend on tuna fishing.

The MSC is committed to combatting overfishing and building the market for sustainable tuna.  We want to celebrate tuna, the fish that feeds the world. 

As demand for tuna continues to increase, more tuna fisheries are improving their practices. This means more tuna fisheries are becoming MSC certified. We want to tell the stories of those fishers who are bringing sustainable tuna to our tables.   

We know many people still have questions and concerns. Can we still eat tuna and if so, which tuna? Is pole and line the best? Is bluefin tuna endangered? As part of our tuna "hub" we've addressed some of the most common questions and answers about tuna.

We've also gathered our favourite tuna recipes and we're celebrating tuna on social media with #ultimatetuna



All about tuna

Skipjana tuna illustration

Fish to eat: Tuna

Basic facts about different tuna species.

What is tuna?
Yellowfin tuna underwater

Tuna Q&A

We answer some of the most common questions about tuna.

Get the answers
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MSC UK Sustainable Tuna Handbook

A guide on sustainable tuna fishing and sourcing (UK focussed).




Tuna stories




Tuna recipes


Wild tuna fish cakes

Wild tuna fish cakes

Prep time 0 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Serves 4
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Tuna cutlets

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins
Serves 14
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Spicy potted tuna

Prep time 5 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Serves 2
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Albacore tuna "nachos"

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Serves 6
Schüssel mit Thunfisch Pasta mit Tomaten

20 minute tuna pasta

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Serves 2
Serving suggestion for tuna skewers: three skewers on one side of an oval bowl, with salad on the other side

Grilled tuna skewers with salsa verde

Prep time 30 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Serves 2



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