Fish Amnesty Day - September
Sat, Sep 28, 2024

Fish Amnesty Day

Fish Amnesty Day is a holiday dedicated to marine life, celebrated every year on the fourth Saturday of September. 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 that fish are essential to human life. According to statistics, many 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.

Interesting Facts

  • Fish are amazing creatures, coming 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 that fish are able to learn, 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. Share more information about the benefits and importance of fish on social networks. Go scuba diving and see how diverse and unique the underwater world is.

When is fish amnesty day celebrated in 2024?

Fish Amnesty Day is observed on the fourth Saturday of September each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 28 2024
Saturday September 27 2025
Saturday September 26 2026
Saturday September 25 2027
Saturday September 23 2028
Saturday September 22 2029