On the occasion of the International Day of Illegal Fishing, Al-Mustaqbal University College launches one hundred thousand fish in Shatt Al-Hilla


Al-Mustaqbal University College has released 100,000 fish in Shatt-il-Hilla as a contribution to revive and supplement fish wealth. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing shall ruin all efforts that intend to conserve and manage fish wealth, and thus impeding progress towards achieving goals of sustainability and liability. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing also negatively affects honest and responsible fishers who perform the job in accordance with the terms of their fishing permits. Moreover, such actions shall threaten marine biodiversity and food security of communities that mainly depend on fisheries resources. According to FAO data, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing causes huge financial losses of seafood every year, representing one in every five fish sold, and impairs in particular small fisheries leading to a great extent to a state of food unsafety. It is remarkable to note that fisheries constitute an important worldwide source of food, employment, entertainment, trade and economy. Fish indeed has emerged as an essential commodity in supplementing and stabilizing global food safety.