FIJI joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Fisheries Day yesterday.
And with fisheries being one of the country's major industries, more emphasis was tabled to conserve the industry.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, Minister for Youth and Sports Commander Viliame Naupoto said the common thread in this year's celebrations was the concern on sustainability of fisheries into the future.
"Some of the issues being highlighted are overfishing, habitat degradation, climate change and destruction," he said.
Commander Naupoto said these issues called for general conservation and good fisheries management.