World Tuna Day is observed on May 2nd each year to raise awareness about the importance of tuna and to promote sustainable fishing practices. Tuna is a vital resource for many coastal countries and plays a significant role in global food security and nutrition. This day serves as an opportunity to highlight the conservation challenges facing tuna populations and the need to manage tuna fisheries effectively. It also aims to recognise the economic and social value of tuna to communities around the world. World Tuna Day was established by the United Nations to emphasise the need for responsible and sustainable management of tuna stocks to ensure their long-term viability.