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All the key news, market trends and latest data on sustainable tuna in one place.

Given the surge in global demand, sales and production of sustainable tuna in recent years, we think the sector deserves its own regular focus. This page will be updated every quarter with the latest data.

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Key facts and figures

Data as of October 2022

Total major commercial tuna catch

Graphic showing global tonnage of tuna catch 2020: 5056691 tonnes, and percentage MSC certified: 58%

Percentage of global tuna catch

Graphic showing proportion of global catch MSC certified 39%, In assessment 18.4%, In FIPs 31%

Volume of tuna in the MSC program or in a FIP

Tuna volume March 2022 in metric tonnes: 1,992,476 MSC certified, 930,624 in assessment, 1,558,072 in Fishery Improvement Projects

MSC labelled product volumes in tonnes by year

Bar chart showing increase in sustainable tuna demand year by year

Number of brands selling MSC labelled tuna, by species

Number of brands selling MSC labelled tuna in 2022: 202 selling skipjack, 106 selling yellowfin, 122 selling albacore

Download the data

MSC Sustainable Tuna Key Data - October 2022
Description: All the key data on sustainable tuna for this quarter presented as infographics. Figures as of October 2022.
Date of issue: 09 November 2022
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MSC Tuna Fisheries Master Table
Description: Details of all MSC certified and engaged tuna fisheries. Data from September 2022.
Version: 2.00
Date of issue: 27 October 2022
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Market focus

MSC Certified tuna in the USA: Americans ate 8.7 kg of seafood in 2019. Tuna is number one wild seafood consumed in the country. Download our market summary below.
MSC Tuna Market Focus - USA - October 2022
Date of issue: 08 November 2022
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MSC Certified tuna in Germany: In the ranking of the most popular fish species in Germany, tuna has overtaken herring and Alaska pollock in the past two years and is now in second place behind salmon. Download our market summary below. 
MSC Tuna Market Focus - Germany - July 2022
Date of issue: 19 July 2022
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Tuna in the UK and Ireland: The first edition of the MSC UK Tuna Shopper Report presents insights into what shoppers care about when it comes to buying and eating tuna, and, for the environmentally conscious, what sustainably sourced options are available in our supermarkets. 
MSC UK and Ireland Tuna Shopper Report 2022
Date of issue: 31 January 2022
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