21 Nov 2018 - One in ten people on the planet rely on fisheries and aquaculture to support their livelihoods.
21 Nov 2018 - One in ten people on the planet rely on fisheries and aquaculture to support their livelihoods. While the fisheries sector has made great strides in recent years in ensuring environmental sustainability of the fish that is caught, less attention has been focused on how to ensure the sector is socioeconomically sustainable – guaranteeing that all workers along fisheries’ long and complex value chain have access to decent employment.
In celebration of World Fisheries Day, marked each year on 21 November, FAO and the Holy See are issuing a joint call for decent work in the fisheries sector.
An event entitled “Labour rights are human rights: working together to ensure the rights of fishers – fighting trafficking and forced labour in the fishing sector” will be held at FAO Headquarters 11:00-13:30 CET. The event, available in English, French, Spanish and Italian, will be webcast at the following link.
A joint World Fisheries Day event between FAO and the Holy See was already held 21 November 2016. Like the event in 2016, a message from Pope Francis will be delivered from FAO Headquarters. His Eminence Cardinal Peter A. Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development will deliver Pope Francis’ address.