International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

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2020 Date5 June 2020
2021 Date5 June 2021
International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing History

International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 5th of 2017. The goal of the observance is to fight illegal fishing. According to the United Nations, illegal fishing activities are accountable for the death of 11 to 26 million tonnes of fish per year. This quantity can be valued to over 10 billion dollars. The observance occurs every year on June 5th. This date was chosen because on June 5th of 2016, the firstthe first International treaty was designed to end illegal fishing.

International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing - References and Related Sites

UN: Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
www.fao.org: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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