Tuna industry worth USD 42 billion annually, catch increases

Published on
May 3, 2016

The tuna sector contributes more than USD 42 billion (EUR 36.3 million) to the global economy annually, according to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

“Netting Billions: A Global Valuation of Tuna” finds that fishermen landed almost 5 million metric tons (MT) of the seven most commercially valuable tuna species in 2014 and that this total catch had an estimated value of USD 9.8 billion (EUR 8.5 billion), which led to an end value paid for by consumers of USD 42.2 billion (E…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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