TNPSC Thervupettagam

World Fisheries Day - November 21

November 24 , 2022 3 days 64 0
  • It was started in 1997 when “World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers” met at New Delhi.
  • It was leading to formation of “World Fisheries Forum” with representatives from 18 countries.
  • The first World Fisheries Day was celebrated in 2015, marking the inaugural ceremony of the International Fisheries Organization, held in New Delhi.
  • This year, the Department of Fisheries celebrated the day in Daman to create awareness on the importance of healthy ocean ecosystems and sustainable fisheries.
  • According to the United Nations, two-thirds of the total world fisheries have been overfished.
  • India is the world's second-largest producer of fish through aquaculture.
  • India is the fourth largest fish exporter globally, as it contributes 7.7% to the world's fish production.
  • In 2021, Balasore District (Orissa) was awarded as India's "Best Marine District".

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