On the occasion of World Fisheries Day, the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Nicosia is pleased to announce the release of a new social responsibility post and video clip highlighting the vital importance of fisheries in our ecosystems.
Key Reasons Why Fisheries Matter:
Global Food Source: Fisheries provide a vital source of protein for billions of people worldwide, ensuring food security and nutrition for coastal communities and beyond.
Economic Livelihoods: Fishing supports millions of jobs, from fishermen to processors, traders, and restaurant workers. It’s a cornerstone of livelihoods and local economies.
Biodiversity Conservation: Sustainable fisheries management helps protect marine ecosystems by preventing overfishing and preserving aquatic biodiversity.
Cultural Heritage: Fishing traditions and practices have deep cultural significance for many communities, connecting generations and preserving cultural identities.
Environmental Stewardship: Healthy oceans and sustainable fishing practices are critical for combating climate change and maintaining a balanced ecosystem.
On this World Fisheries Day, let’s recognise the importance of fisheries and commit to responsible, sustainable practices to ensure a bountiful sea for generations to come!