World Fisheries Day

November 21 is World Fisheries Day commemorating the date in 1997 of the first International Fisheries Forum in New Dehli, India. On that day, fishing representatives from 18 countries signed a declaration advocating for a global mandate of sustainable fishing practices and policies. The creation of WFF was founded on the common principles of sustaining the fishing communities, sustaining the fisheries, social justice, and preserving the cultural history of fish harvesters and fish workers.

With each World Fisheries Day, we have more insight into fishing, fishermen and their families, coastal communities, the conditions of the oceans and the status of the fish stocks. We become closer to sources of food, professions, and principles. We understand why sustainable fishing is a food security issue as well as an environmental issue.

Summarized from the Institute for Fisheries Resources website.



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