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World Fisheries Day: 21 November 2017

Published on November 21, 2017
World Fisheries day is observed on 21st November every year


  • The day draws attention to 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.
  • It also highlights the problem of overfishing, habitat destruction and other serious threats to the sustainability of our marine and freshwater resources. 
  • On 21st November 1997, the working fishermen and women representing World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers from 18 countries met at New Delhi and established the World Fisheries Forum (WFF) advocating for a global mandate of sustainable fishing practices and policies. 
  • In India, it is being celebrated for the fourth consecutive year.
  • This year’s theme is “2022 Ka Hai Sapna … Kisan Ki Aay Ho Dugna - Sankalp Se Siddhi”.
  • Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare inaugurated the World Fisheries Day Celebrations.

World Television Day: 21 November 2017

  • In December 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day.
  • The day commemorats the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996
  • This decision was taken in order to give recognition of the increasing impact television has had on decision-making by bringing various conflicts and threats to peace and security to the world’s attention, as well as its coverage of other major issues, including economic and social. 
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