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A global valuation of tuna at first sale and final consumption Global

Pew Charitable Trusts - Project Dates:

Description of Project:
This study provided a global assessment of the dock/first sale value of tuna and the final consumed values. The seven most important tuna species were included, with landings data from RFMOs compiled into a single landings database, market flows to canned, fresh, sashimi and other markets mapped out from different ocean basins, and prices at landing and consumption applied to landed volumes to generate sales values. The analysis was completed for 2016 and 2018, and revealed a dock sale value of around US$11 billion in 2018, with final consumed values being in excess of US$33 billion.