UN Declared The Year 2022 As The International Year of Fisheries and Aquaculture

The share of fishermen in feeding millions of people across the world cannot be denied. This toilsome business requiring devotion enables many living creatures across the world to have access to healthy food and to be nourished. Requiring efforts, patience, self-devotion, labor and physical strength, fishery and those working for this industry deal with an extremely important business for many people around the world.

With an eye to reward this effort, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared the year 2022 as the International Year of Fisheries and Aquaculture to highlight the importance of millions of small-scale fisheries and those breaking a sweat in this industry, who provide both healthy and nutritious food to billions of people and contribute to achieving zero hunger.  

Despite the fact that no argument suggesting that this is a small-scale business exists, the fisheries, and in fact, the aquaculture in general, are considered and referred to as small-scaleon sectoral basis.  Smaller production units and less capital investments also play role in this respect. 

The data obtained from the studies carried out under the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations shows that there are nearly 40 million people engaged in fishery across the world. Based on the data declared by the World Health Organization, fish containing fatty acids such as Omega 3 and multiple vitamins and minerals, which are essential for human health, must be consumed at least 2-3 times a week. 

Following declaration of the year 2022 as the International Year of Traditional Fisheries and Aquaculture by the United Nations, the first events were held in Mugla. During the visit to the soil pools in Milas, the authorities inspected the fish harvesting and packaging facilities.


Eating Fish Has Numerous Benefits

Declaration of the year 2022 as the international year of fisheries and aquaculture has foregrounded the importance of fish and fisheries. 

Fish is a valuable food not only for its taste but also for its nutritious content, and one of the foods that must be consumed regularly by children, adults and the elder people. Fresh and abundant fish must be included in the menus 2-3 times a week  mostly in winter. Eating fish has numerous benefits.

Being extremely rich in omega 3, vitamins and minerals, fish boosts and protects the immune system, supports development of intelligence during developmental age, protects cardiovascular health, ensures a stronger bone structure, repairs cells, promotes new tissue formation, beautifies the skin, ensures protection against depression, reduces the risk of diabetes and Alzheimer, helps joint pain, supports brain development in children, and increases the level of perception and attention. 

It is no doubt that attaching further importance to fish, which has numerous benefits for the body and the mind, with such a noteworthy award is of great importance. 

You can find relevant detailed information in the 3rd issue of the magazine M’genta published by Barut Hotels.

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