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World Fisheries Day 2019: call for an end to human trafficking and forced labour in the fishing sector Featured

The United Nations- FAO, the Holy See, ILO, and partners celebrated the 3rd World Fisheries Day together at Rome, Italy. With the theme of ‘Social responsibility in the fisheries value chain’, the focus was on ensuring social sustainability throughout the long and complex value chains of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The message was that from developed countries to the developing countries, human and labour rights violations have been documented and there are still too many cases of unacceptable practices taking place.

Moreover, World Fisheries Day was founded by the fisherfolk communities in 1998 as a way to celebrate what is for many not only a profession but a way of life. Fish are among the most widely traded food commodities, totaling US$ 135 billion in 2015.

Source: FAO Blue Growth Blog, 21 November 2019.

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