World Fisheries Day

Published on November 21, 2019
Current context: Department of Fisheries organized a function to celebrate the World Fisheries Day in New Delhi on 21st November.
World Fisheries Day
  • The World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year throughout the fishing communities to demonstrate solidarity with all fisherfolk, fish farmers and concerned stakeholders throughout the world
  • Rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs and exhibition are organised by the fishing communities to bring awareness about lives of water creatures to humans.
  • Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Giriraj Singh said in the function that India’s annual production of fisheries has reached up to 13 million metric tonnes
  • The Ministry has set the target to achieve 20 million metric tonne in the next five years.
  • The World Fisheries Day was started in 1997 where “World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers” meet at New Delhi leading to formation of “World Fisheries Forum” for a global mandate of sustainable fishing practices and policies.


Q: 1. The World Fisheries Day is being celebrated on which date every year?
a. 1st November
b. 10th November
c. 11th November
d. 21st November

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