Celebrating World Fisheries Day, 21 November 2023

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!