Pope Francis Weighs in On Fisheries Issues, Including Trafficking, for World Fisheries Day Nov. 21
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Vatican Radio] - November 16, 2016
The Catholic church has called on their worldwide chaplains and volunteers of the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) to increase their vigilance and intensify their presence in fishing harbors to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking. They note the need for AOS to work more closely with leaders of fishing communities to educate and prevent human trafficking by providing viable alternative of employment.
That was a key message in today's announcement from The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, in honor of World Fisheries Day, November 21, 2016.
Since 1998 World Fisheries Day is celebrated each year on November 21 to highlight the importance of conserving the ocean and marine life that provides food for billions and employment opportunities for over 50 million people worldwide.
Pope Francis in his Encyclical Letter Laudato Sì mentions some of the threats which are affecting...
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