Report: A Growing Fad: Estimating the Use of Drifting Fish Aggregating Devices Around the Globe:
Ranging far and wide across the oceans, tuna are found throughout the world, generally in tropical and temperate waters.
Tuna are not only commercially important—they are also critical to the well-being of our oceans and the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on the ocean for protein.
Unfortunately, they are also in trouble—making the need for sustainable global fisheries clearer than ever before.
Across the oceans, overfishing and destructive fishing practices endanger not only the health of fish stocks, but also the livelihoods of approximately 450 million people—and the food security of some three billion people.
The huge demand for tuna—as a popular ingredient in sushi, as tuna steaks, and as mass produced, affordable canned fish across much of Europe, Asia, and the United States—has resulted in overfishing and mismanagement of many tuna species.
Pew is working to improve the international management of tuna species by