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World Fisheries Day: 21 November 2017

World Fisheries day is observed on 21st November every year

  • The day draws attention to 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.
  • It also highlights the problem of overfishing, habitat destruction and other serious threats to the sustainability of our marine and freshwater resources. 
  • On 21st November 1997, the working fishermen and women representing World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers from 18 countries met at New Delhi and established the World Fisheries Forum (WFF) advocating for a global mandate of sustainable fishing practices and policies. 
  • In India, it is being celebrated for the fourth consecutive year.
  • This year’s theme is “2022 Ka Hai Sapna … Kisan Ki Aay Ho Dugna - Sankalp Se Siddhi”.
  • Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare inaugurated the World Fisheries Day Celebrations.

World Television Day: 21 November 2017

  • In December 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day.
  • The day commemorats the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996
  • This decision was taken in order to give recognition of the increasing impact television has had on decision-making by bringing various conflicts and threats to peace and security to the world’s attention, as well as its coverage of other major issues, including economic and social. 
World Fisheries Day: 21 November 2017 World Fisheries Day: 21 November 2017 Reviewed by Ramandeep Singh on November 21, 2017 Rating: 5

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