World Fisheries Day - November 21
Mon, Nov 21, 2022

World Fisheries Day

World Fisheries Day is celebrated on November 21 in the world, but more attention is paid to India. Date created especially for fishermen! We are sure that you have friends who are engaged in fishing and are members of similar communities, so join the holiday!


World Fisheries Day was first celebrated in New Delhi in 2015. This well reflects the importance of the industry in the state. Its origins were noticed a little earlier – in 1997, a fishing forum was created. The dense development of the sector occurred after the independence of the state in 1947. Since then, a lot has changed: people have a stable type of employment, the subsidy for diesel fuel for boats has increased, compensation has appeared for the period of the fishing ban and modern production …

Scientists claim that fishing as an activity originated 12 years ago during the Paleolithic era. In all corners of the planet, people came up with various tools that helped to catch fish – these were amazing devices! Hooks and harpoons were made of stone; bones, nonsense and nets from nettles, sedges, hemp.

Interesting facts

Fascinating moments:

  • China ranks first in the ranking of world producers, India is in second place;
  • India plans to increase fish exports by 2025;
  • an annual award ceremony in honor of the holiday in Bhubaneswar;
  • the first fishing boats appeared in 6 BC;
  • researchers in Israel have found evidence of the existence of giant fish and determined that in ancient times there were many lakes;
  • the most consumed fish in the world is tuna;
  • fish are considered the first vertebrates on Earth;
  • most individuals have a swim bladder.

How to celebrate

Take part in thematic seminars in your city. It is also possible to sign up for online events – find upcoming events. Join the community of fishermen, do charity work, develop the industry, take care of the environment. Learn more about activities and share information with others.

When is World Fisheries Day celebrated in 2022?

World Fisheries Day is observed on November 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday November 21 2022
Tuesday November 21 2023
Thursday November 21 2024
Friday November 21 2025
Saturday November 21 2026

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