World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on November 21 to highlight the importance of healthy oceans ecosystems and to ensure sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world. Fishing communities celebrate this day through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural dramas, exhibition, and music shows.
Fisher folks also demonstrate the importance of maintaining the fisheries of the world along with highlighting the problems like overfishing and mechanization. The day also explores moves towards finding solutions to the increasingly inter-connected problems that world is facing to follow the sustainable model.
In a tweet, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh lauded the efforts of the fisherfolks in enhancing fish production, creating avenues of Employment and Nutritional Security.
He said, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund of 7,522 crore rupees will augment production and create more jobs.