Illegal Fishing Day

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Dates of Illegal Fishing Day
2025 United Nations Thursday, June 5thIllegal Fishing Day
2024 United Nations Wednesday, June 5thIllegal Fishing Day
2023 United Nations Monday, June 5thIllegal Fishing Day
2022 United Nations Sunday, June 5thIllegal Fishing Day
2021 United Nations Saturday, June 5thIllegal Fishing Day
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.

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