Today we will tell you today is national what day. On 21 November 1997, in New Delhi, fisheries workers from 33 countries established the World Day of Artisanal Fishermen and Sea Workers November 21 , highlighting the importance of harvesting fishers, a socio-professional category renowned for its individualism.
World Day of Artisanal Fishermen and Sea Workers November 21
Composed of groups such as the National Collective of Artisanal Fishermen of Senegal (CNPS), the Maritime Fishermen’s Union (Canada), CONAPACH (Chile), the National Fishermen’s Network of Mexico and the National Workers’ Forum of fishing in India.
Objective and future
This new organization aims to defend and promote the interests of men and women who live off artisanal fisheries. It helps to highlight the bonds of solidarity that have been established between the various organizations of artisanal fishers and fishermen throughout the world. It also highlights key issues for the future of the marine fisheries sector.
Fishermen are now facing increasing pressure from tourism, polluting industries, but also from destructive fishing techniques.
China is the country with the largest number of fishermen, with 6 million professionals listed. 94 million tons of fish are fished annually worldwide. According to statistics available to the Ministry of Fisheries, total fish production amounted to about 12 085 tonnes in 1999, of which 1 225 tonnes for artisanal fisheries, compared to 18 956 tonnes in 1994.