Department of Fisheries celebrated ‘World Fisheries Day’on 21 November

Current Affairs

  • World Fisheries Day is annually celebrated on 21st November. This day is dedicated to highlighting the critical importance of healthy ocean ecosystems and to ensure sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world.
  • World Fisheries Day also explores finding solutions to the increasingly interconnected problems that the world is facing to follow sustainable models of our ocean ecosystems while safeguarding the interest and growth and development of the fisherfolk community all across the world.
  • During the World Fisheries Day event, the Chief Guest of the event Shri Jitendra Nath Swain launched the “Sagar Parikrama Song” of Gujarati version and released 5 books brought out by CIFNET, NFDB and Department of Fisheries such as Handbook on Fisheries Statistic-2022, Super Success Stories (English and Hindi), Communication and Navigational Equipment on board fishing vessel, Defect rectification and maintenance of boat engine, Capacity building on monofilament long line fishing and handling  of tuna onboards and posters on seaweed, Wealth from waste and value addition in English, Hindi and Gujarati.
  • The department also awarded 28 achievers at the event under nine categories such as best performing State, district, quasi-government, co-operative society/FFPO, farmer, hatchery owner, enterprises, individual entrepreneurs, innovation and technology infusion, with cash awards ranging from Rs. 1 to 10 lakhs, momento, certificate and a citation. Nine awards were felicitated to Government and Quasi-Government sector and 19 to private farmer/society/enterprises wherein the awardees shared their experience .

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