On December 7, 2016, the United Nations adopted a resolution establishing World Tuna Day as an internationally-recognized event. This confirmation by the global community of the value o tuna has resonated among Pacific Islands, particularly the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, who control the world’s largest sustainable Skipjack Fishery and depend on tuna for food security and nutrition, government revenue, economic development, employment and livelihoods.
To coincide with the first internationally-recognized World Tuna Day, President Peter M. Christian has issued a proclamation designating May 2nd as National Tuna Day. To commemorate the day, the FSM will be having a public Fair at the Spanish Wall Park in Kolonia, Pohnpei on May 2nd from 10AM to 5PM. As part of the festivities, a series of events and contest are concurrently being organized.