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July 10: National Fish Farmers Day

Every year India celebrates National Fish Farmers Day in July 10 since 2001. The initiative was first taken by Mumbai’s Central Institute of Fisheries Education. Significance As of December 2019, India is the second largest producer of fish in the world. Therefore, it is important for India to boost its fish farmers and celebrate fish ..

World Tuna Day (WTD-2019)

The World Tuna Day (WTD) is observed every year on May 2 to highlight the importance of sustainably managed fish stocks in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Tuna and tuna-like species are very important economically — to both developed and developing countries — and a significant source of food. They include approximately 40 ..

Scuba divers found a stingray off the coast of Florida

A Stingray was found near the coast of Florida. It was 10 to 12 feet long. They inhabit in the coastal waters of south west, north west and eastern Atlantic Ocean. Their tails are poisonous and measure twice the length of their bodies. The IUCN has categorised stingray to be VULNERABLE. This is mainly due ..

Thailand declares Siamese fighting fish as its national aquatic animal

Thailand has official declared the Siamese fighting fish as its national aquatic animal to boost conservation efforts and commercial breeding in the country. Known in the West as a betta fish, the underwater brawler is popular in home aquariums for its iridescent body and many-hued tail. It brings up feelings of nostalgia for older generations ..

Sawfish

First International Sawfish Day was observed on October 17, 2017. The event has been created by The DEEP in partnership with the Sawfish Conservation Society (SCS), the European and American Associations of Zoos and Aquariums to increase awareness about the threat they face. The Deep is the only aquarium in the UK to house the ..

Rayichapalu officially declared as one of rarest species of fish in world by Marine Living Resources Department of Andhra University

‘Rayichapalu’ has been officially declared as one of the rarest species of fish in the world by the researchers from the Marine Living Resources Department of Andhra University. The fish is a regular catch for fishermen in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is a colourful fish which is around 97mm in length and lives near the ..

Difference Between Agnatha and Gnathostomata

With currently 64000, species, majority of the members of Phylum Chordata belong to sub-phylum Vertebrata. All vertebrates possess notochord during the embryonic period only and later it is replaced by bony vertebral column. Further, the vertebrates have a ventral muscular heart with two, three or four chambers, kidneys for excretion and osmoregulation and paired appendages ..