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World Fisheries Day 2011 Roundup

 
World Fisheries Day - 21st of November. WorldFish supports World Fisheries Day and through our research and with our partners, looks to reduce poverty and hunger through fisheries and aquaculture. Many other organizations, countries and individuals also have shown their support for fishing communities around the world, and as such we've compiled a list of stories, articles and media from around the globe. Social media was also busy, and proved to be a very hot topic on Twitter, tagging #WorldFisheriesDay. The common theme for the day was the recognition of the importance that fish protein has in each of our lives; the health and nutrition for those in developing countries; the impact this industry has for the livelihoods of many fisherman and their family; and the necessity to not only preserve the sustainability of the oceans, but to also invest in seeking alternative sustainable sources such as aquaculture.
 
World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities. This day is celebrated through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries. World Fisheries Day helps in highlighting the critical importance to human lives, of water and the lives it sustains, both in and out of water. Water forms a continuum, whether contained in rivers, lakes, and ocean.
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World Fisheries Day, November 21, is celebrated throughout the world by fishing communities. In the Solomon Islands ACIAR has been supporting a program to help the ‘saltwater people’ of Lau Lagoon, Malaita, to take action to look after their marine resources for now and for future generations.
Photo courtesy ACIAR
Whether we want to admit it or not, the events of September 11th have changed the way we all see the world. It's not just the grief we shared with the victims; it's not just about increased security at airline terminals or the caution now used opening the mail; and it's not just that many of the world's priorities have changed as we go to war with a largely unseen enemy, it's that the world suddenly seems a much smaller place. It was already growing smaller because of global trade and advances in transportation, but September 11th brought that reality home.
Photo by Francis Murray
Our app brings you up-to-date recommendations for ocean-friendly seafood and sushi. And now the newest version, with Project FishMap, lets you share the locations of restaurants and markets where you’ve found sustainable seafood. As the map grows, you’ll also be able to see what others have found near you.
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The World Fisheries Day will be celebrated on November 21, 2011 throughout the globe by the fishing communities. World Fisheries Day celebrations serve as an important reminder that we must focus on changing the way the world manages global fisheries to ensure sustainable stocks and healthy ecosystems. This year the celebration of the World Fisheries Day is linked to the theme “Food sovereignty for fishing communities: a struggle of fisher-folk to become self-reliant for food.”
Photo by Brahman Baria
Stakeholders in the fisheries sector, including journalists will celebrate the World Fisheries Day on Monday, November 21st in the Seneglese town of M'bour. The event is co-organised by the African Confederation of Professional Artisanal Fishing Organizations (CAOPA) and International Collective in Support of Fish workers (ICSF).
Photo by Randall Brummett
Fishermen living along the 1050 kilometre long Pakistan coastline between Sindh and Balochistan will celebrate the World Fisheries Day falling on November 21. On the occasion, fishermen mostly do not go to the sea for a catch and join the community activists to express solidarity with the world fisher people. They decorate their fishing vessels and jetties with colourful flags, facilitate the community children and visitors to have a short boat trip along the beachside.
Photo by Hong Meen Chee
Expressing concern over the depletion of marine life due to nets with less than half an inch mesh, fisheries authorities intend to carry out an awareness drive among fishermen to comply with the norms to improve fish catch and also safety norms, to mark World Fisheries Day.Though fishermen are permitted to fish up to 24 km into the sea, they face tough competition among themselves as well as from outsiders.
Photo by O. Joffre
World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities. Fishing communities worldwide celebrate this day through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries.
Photo courtesy GTC Australia
World Fisheries Day, 21 November, is celebrated around the world by fishing communities and a myriad of other stakeholders such as environmental groups and policy makers.  In the European Union, the Common Fisheries Policy is undergoing am important reform, and today should serve as an additional wake-up call to ensure, and push for, a transition towards sustainability in fisheries so we can continue enjoying this resource in the future. Here are some interesting fish facts to inspire further reflection.
Photo by David Falconer
World Fisheries Day Events help to highlight fishermens problems - Pakistan
KARACHI, Nov 21: Hundreds of enthusiastic fishermen took part in a procession that marched from the Regal Chowk to the Karachi Press Club on Sunday to mark the World Fisheries Day. The participants of the rally demanded an end to the contract system in the fisheries sector and write off loans for the rehabilitation of flood-affected communities.
Photo by Helen Leitch
World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities. Fishing communities worldwide celebrate this day through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries.
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World Fisheries day is celebrated annually on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities. Fishing communities worldwide celebrate this day through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries.
Photo by Stevie Mann
World Fisheries Day - European Union
World Fisheries Day helps to highlight the critical importance to human lives, of water and the lives it sustains, both in and out of the water. It also focuses on problems such as overfishing, the mechanisation of fishing and other unsustainable fishing methods. It also directs attention to ocean and coastal pollution, and by-catch waste, and moves towards finding solutions to the increasingly interconnected problems we are facing. These solutions, in the longer term, will lead to sustainable means of maintaining fish stocks.
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This was the message from the Permanent Secretary for Fisheries and Forests, Commander Viliame Naupoto marking World Fisheries Day yesterday. Commander Naupoto and staff of the ministry marked the day by cleaning up the foreshore in Lami. He said their clean-up campaign was to advocate for a cleaner environment for the public. "We take the ocean for granted, thinking that it will always be around to provide for us, but in return we are not doing enough to keep it clean," Commander Naupoto said.
Photo by Mike McCoy
MLA R. Suryaprakash Rao symbolically releasing fish into the Godavari on the occasion of World Fisheries Day at Pushkar Ghat in Rajahmundry on Monday.
Photo by S. Rambabu
World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on 21 November throughout the world by fishing communities to highlight the precarious situation in which many of them live. Fisheries are a source of livelihood for millions of people around the world, according to United Nations, 15 million are employed aboard fishing vessels. The vast majority of fishers engaged in small-scale fishing are found along the coasts of undeveloped countries living in great poverty, using antiquated methods of fishing and in unsafe conditions.
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