Published on: November 22, 2021

WORLD FISHERIES DAY

WORLD FISHERIES DAY

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Winschoten World Fisheries Day is observed on the 21st November every year.

About

  • Started in the year 1997 when “World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers” met at New Delhi leading to formation of “World Fisheries Forum” with representatives from 18 countries and signed a declaration advocating for a global mandate of sustainable fishing practices and policies.
  • Aim: To draw attention to overfishing, habitat destruction and other serious threats to the sustainability of marine and inland resources.
  • Celebrations in India :
    • Ministry of fisheries presented various awards
    • Balasore, Odisha was awarded as the Best Marine District in the country.
    • Andhra Pradesh was awarded the Best Marine State
    • Best Inland State Award was given to Telangana.
    • Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh received the Best Inland District award
    • Best Hilly and Northeastern State and District awards were taken away by Tripura and Bongaigaon, Assam respectively.