World Fisheries Day is celebrated on November 21 all around the world, but India pays special attention to this holiday. This day was created especially for fishermen, so we encourage you to join the celebrations and show your support for the people working in this industry.
World Fisheries Day was first celebrated in New Delhi in 2015, which reflects the importance of the industry in the state. Its origins can be traced back to 1997, when a fishing forum was created. Since India’s independence in 1947 the sector has experienced rapid growth, with people now having a stable source of employment, diesel fuel subsidies for boats, compensation for fishing bans and modern production.
Scientists believe that fishing as an activity began in the Paleolithic era, around 12,000 years ago. People from all corners of the planet developed various tools to help them catch fish, such as hooks and harpoons made of stone, bones, sinews and nets made of nettles, sedges and hemp.
- China is the world’s largest producer of fish, with India in second place.
- India plans to increase its fish exports by 2025.
- An annual award ceremony is held every year in Bhubaneswar to celebrate the holiday.
- The first fishing boats appeared in 6 BC.
- Researchers in Israel have found evidence 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 fish species have a swim bladder.
How to take part
If you have friends engaged in fishing and are a member of a fishing community, here are some ways you can join the celebration:
- Attend seminars in your city related to the holiday. • Look out for online events and join them.
- Join the fishing community, do charity work, develop the industry and take care of the environment.
- Learn more about activities related to the holiday and share the information with others.
When is World Fisheries Day celebrated in 2023?
World Fisheries Day is observed on November 21 each year.