World Fisheries Day celebrations

Greetings from Minister  of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Department for the World Fisheries Day.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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 oceans ecosystems. Just last month the United Nations General Assembly called on countries that have not yet done so to become a party to the Law of the Sea regarding jurisdiction over national and international waters, as well as the seabed, and to maintain sustainable fisheries

The event theme will be “Human trafficking and forced labour within the fishing sector and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU). The violations of human rights of fishermen.

Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Department of Sri Lanka congratulate for the Fisheries day and it is planned to celebrate the fisheries day in each and every district fisheries office by having celebrations on 21st November.

FAO Celebrate World Fisheries Day