The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India and National Fisheries Development Board, celebrated ‘World Fisheries Day’ on November 21 at Swami Vivekanand Auditorium, Daman.
During the event, the Government of India awarded best performing states/districts for during past three years 2019-20 to 2021-22, Inland, Marine, Hilly & North-eastern region, best district for Inland, Marine, Hilly & North-eastern region, Best Quasi Government Organization/ Federation/ Corporation/ Board in Inland, Marine, Hilly& North-eastern region.
Besides, there were award felicitations to best Fish Farmer (Inland, Marine and Hilly & NE Region), best Hatchery (Fish, shrimp and Trout Hatchery), best Fisheries Enterprises, best Fisheries Co-operative societies/FPOs/SHGs, best Individual Entrepreneurs, best Innovation idea/Technology Infusion.
To transfer various technologies developed by institutes/government organisations/ private sector shall be given exposure through exhibitions, and 20 stalls were erected.
Representatives from 18 countries and signed a declaration advocating for a global mandate of sustainable fishing practices and policies.
The event aimed to draw attention to overfishing, habitat destruction and other serious threats to the sustainability of our marine and freshwater resources. The celebrations served to focus on changing the way the world manages global fisheries to ensure sustainable stocks and healthy ecosystem.