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

In 2021/22 the total global MSC certified sustainable tuna catch reached a record of nearly 2 million tonnes, compared to less than 1 million tonnes in 2017/18.  

Here we celebrate the popular and versatile fish and give you everything you need to know about tuna.  

World’s most important tuna stocks at risk

The sustainability of tuna stocks in the Western Central Pacific Ocean will be at risk if governments fail to implement protective management measures.

Tuna and the new Fisheries Standard

Tuna and the new Fisheries Standard

Dr Rohan Currey answers some of the most pertinent questions about the new Standard's implications for tuna.

Sustainable tuna updates

Sustainable tuna updates

Key tuna news, market trends and the latest data, updated quarterly.

Sustainable Tuna Handbook

Sustainable Tuna Handbook

A guide to sustainable tuna fishing and sourcing, with 2022 updates.

Fish to eat: Tuna

Fish to eat: Tuna

Our quick guide with basic facts about different tuna species.

Tuna questions and answers

Tuna questions and answers

Common tuna questions answered.

A foodie's guide to tuna

A foodie's guide to tuna

How a staple can be a gourmet dish.

 

 

Tuna recipes from Bart van Olphen

Tasty tuna recipes from Dutch chef and founder of sustainable seafood brand, Fish Tales.
Tuna melt with ketchup
Tuna
Tuna melt with ketchup
Prep time
20 mins
Cooking Time
5 mins
Tuna and olive stuffed romano peppers
Tuna
Tuna and olive stuffed romano peppers
Prep time
20 mins
Cooking Time
25 mins
Tuna noodle salad with wafu dressing
Tuna
Tuna noodle salad with wafu dressing
Prep time
20 mins
Cooking Time
5 mins

 

 

Tuna stories

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.

Tuna fishing after the tsunami

How one man's vision brought a sustainable future to Japan's devastated Tōhoku region.

PNA tuna - Small islands, big opportunities

The island nations of the central Pacific don't have much land. But they have an awful lot of ocean - and a precious resource within it.

Pole and line tuna fishing in the Maldives

How ancient techniques and modern management are joining forces to safeguard skipjack – and the communities who rely on it.

Sustainable fish to eat

Sustainable fish to eat

There are more than 40,000 MSC certified sustainable fish and seafood products on sale around the world.