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World Fisheries Day

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
World Fisheries Day World Fisheries Day Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on November 21, 2019 Rating: 5

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