Fish Amnesty Day is a holiday dedicated to marine life, celebrated every year on the fourth Saturday of September. In 2022, this day falls on September 24th. Fish are part of wildlife and deserve attention and respect. Unfortunately, careless handling of the environment, climate change, and uncontrolled fishing have led to the sharp decline of the fish population in rivers, seas, and oceans. That’s why it’s so important to learn more about fish and to protect them.
Fish Amnesty Day was founded with one goal in mind – to show people fish are essential to human life. According to statistics, much more inhabitants of water bodies are killed annually for food than other animals. The fact is that some people refuse meat, but continue to eat seafood. In addition, many people mistakenly believe that fish are not capable of feeling anything.
- Fish are amazing creatures, they come in different shapes and colors. There are almost no water bodies on the planet where these creatures cannot be found.
- Fish have a complex social structure, they recognize their own kind, and create schools.
- It has been proven fish are able to learn and even transfer knowledge, and assimilate the language of other water inhabitants.
- Fish have inhabited the waters of the planet for about 450 million years.
How to take part
Cruelty to fish is unacceptable, so spend Fish Amnesty Day protecting these amazing creatures. Promote the ideas of vegetarianism, and eat only plant foods. Write more information about the benefits and importance of fish on social networks. Go scuba diving and see how diverse and unique the water world is.
When is Fish Amnesty Day celebrated in 2023?
Fish Amnesty Day is observed on the fourth Saturday of September each year.