WWF Coral Triangle Tuna Animation Video
juvenile tuna fishing—one of the many issues plaguing tuna fisheries in the Coral Triangle region.
Protecting the Nursery of the Seas [http://youtu.be/PKCQZVjT-p0], a 3-minute animated video,
clearly outlines the difficult plight of local fishers in the Coral Triangle, why they resort to fishing
juvenile tuna species, and how the benefits of tuna fishing—a multi-million dollar global fishing
industry—should be channeled back to the Coral Triangle to protect this valuable nursery of the
“Millions of people around the world enjoy eating tuna everyday yet not many of them put much
thought into how this fish ends up on their plate. This video will hopefully inform and educate
consumers on the important issues surrounding their favorite seafood,” says Dr. Jose Ingles, WWF
Coral Triangle Global Initiative Tuna Strategy Leader.
The Coral Triangle, a 6 million square kilometer ocean expanse covering the seas of six countries
in Asia and the Pacific, is the world’s tuna factory—a tuna nursery ground and migratory pathway
for some of the world’s most commercially-valuable tuna species, including Yellowfin, Bigeye, and
The Coral Triangle produces almost 30 per cent of the total global tuna catch, contributing as
much as 35 per cent to the total tuna catch coming from the Western Central Pacific Ocean (which
accounts for more than half the world’s tuna production).
However, little benefits are channeled back to the Coral Triangle for better regulation and
management of tuna spawning and nursery grounds and juvenile populations, threatening already
dwindling tuna fish stocks in the ocean today.
“A more equitable distribution of tuna benefits to help protect this nursery of the seas urgently needs
to happen if we are to ensure the sustainability of this valuable resource to meet present and future
demands on tuna,” adds Dr. Ingles.
Watch this short and informative video on http://youtu.be/PKCQZVjT-p0 and share it around. For
more information on WWF’s tuna work in the Coral Triangle, visit www.panda.org/coraltriangle/