November 21: World Fisheries Day
World Fisheries Day
World Fisheries day is celebrated each year on 21 November throughout the world by the Fisherfolk Communities. This day is celebrated through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries and it’s value. It helps in highlighting the critical importance to human lives, of water and the lives it sustains, both in and out of water. Water forms a continuum, whether contained in rivers, lakes, and ocean.
A recent United Nations study reported that more than two-thirds of the world’s fisheries either overfished or are fully harvested and more than one-third are in a state of decline because of factors such as the loss of essential fish habitats, pollution, Global Warming and many more reasons which effect our weather.
The World Fisheries Day helps to highlight these serious problems, and moves towards finding solutions to the increasingly inter-connected problems we are facing and in the longer term to sustainable means of maintaining fish stocks.