Illegal Fishing Day

Category: Nature
Illegal Fishing Day around the world in 2022
Image: Flag of the United Nations. from Pixabay. CC0

About Illegal Fishing Day

How long until Illegal Fishing Day?
Illegal Fishing Day .
Dates of Illegal Fishing Day
2023 United NationsJun 5
United Nations Mon, Jun 5Not A Public Holiday
2022 United NationsJun 5
United Nations Sun, Jun 5Not A Public Holiday
2021 United NationsJun 5
United Nations Sat, Jun 5Not A Public Holiday
2020 United NationsJun 5
United Nations Fri, Jun 5Not A Public Holiday
2019 United NationsJun 5
United Nations Wed, Jun 5Not A Public Holiday
Summary
In 2015, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean of the FAO proposed that an initiative be launched to declare an International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities are responsible for the loss of 11–26 million tonnes of fish each year, which is estimated to have an economic value of US$10–23 billion. To curtail this impact, Target 4 of Goal 14 of the Sustainable Development Agenda adopted in 2015 by the UN General Assembly, specifically urges the international community to “effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices” by 2020.

The date reflects the day when the Port State Measures Agreement officially entered into force as an international treaty. The entry into force of this agreement marks an historical event, as it is the first international legally-binding instrument specifically devoted to the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Find out more

Related Observances

Read more about World Tuna Day 

World Tuna Day 

A day to highlight the importance of conservation management to ensure that we have systems in place to prevent tuna stocks from crashing.

Read More

Similar Observances

Read more about World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day

A day to raise awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet.

Read More
Read more about World Rewilding Day

World Rewilding Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Rewilding Day.

Read More
Read more about Earth Day

Earth Day

More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

Read More
Read more about World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day

The fourth Sunday in September is a chance to celebrate the world's waterway that bring life to our countries.

Read More

Other Observances on June 5th 2022

Read more about Father's Day

Father's Day

Father's Day is a celebration observed in many countries that honours the role of fathers and forefathers.

Read More
Read more about Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

Celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter

Read More
Read more about National Cancer Survivor’s Day

National Cancer Survivor’s Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Cancer Survivor’s Day

Read More
Read more about National Gingerbread Day

National Gingerbread Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Gingerbread Day

Read More
All events on June 5th 2022