National Fish Day

Group of internet users dressed in colorful scuba gear, surrounded by vibrant coral reefs, celebrating National Fish Day!.
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Once upon a time, a school of Internet users decided to make a splash and celebrate those gilled wonders of the deep – fish! Thus, National Fish Day was reeled in on the World Wide Web, now it's time for you to dive in too!

When is Fish Day?

It's national fish day on the 27th August.

What's the Catch with National Fish Day?

Well, as it turns out, online users are hooked when it comes to their love for fish. With 74 mentions detected on our super-smart fish-finding radar (or website tracker to those not in the know), we’ve uncovered a growing current of fish appreciation online. And why not, right? They’re colorful, calm, and contain Omega-3! But this day isn't just about appreciating their beauty or culinary importance– it's also about spreading awareness on fish diversity and preservation.

A Day to Tide Over

This scale-tipping Internet phenomena reached its peak on the 27th of August 2015, roundabouts when 'Finding Dory' was making waves in theatres (Coincidence? We think not!). Fish lovers left, right, and center grabbed the bait, sharing their love for all things finned and fabulous. Even though we couldn't find a legislative backing for this underwater love fest, it's safe to say National Fish Day definitely resonates with the online world.

Keep it Reel

Come National Fish Day, fish lovers swim against the current and shellebrate. From social media shout-outs to aquarium visits, every fishy pun, picture, and post add to this ever-growing wave. Admittedly, it's a little more digital than the fishing our grandparents did! So, whether you’re an avid angler or a goldfish owner, National Fish Day offers a sea of opportunities to share your love of marine life, and bring awareness to preserving our finned friends for future generations to enjoy.

History behind the term 'Fish'

3500 BCE

Early Culinary Discovery

Fish have been consumed by humans for thousands of years. The earliest evidence of fishing as a food source dates back to the ancient Egyptians around 3500 BCE. They relied on the Nile River for an abundance of fish, which played a crucial role in their diet. Fishing techniques during this time involved the use of nets, traps, and harpoons.

10000 BCE

Fish Domestication

Around 10000 BCE, humans started to domesticate fish for the purpose of breeding and raising them in controlled environments. One of the earliest examples of fish domestication occurred in ancient China, where carp was successfully bred in artificially created ponds. This allowed for better control over the fish population and ensured a more sustainable source of food.

8th Century CE

Influence on Language

The term 'fish' has its origins from the Old English word 'fisc,' which can be traced back to the 8th century CE. The word was used to describe aquatic creatures, including both vertebrates and invertebrates, which were commonly consumed by humans. Over time, the term 'fish' became widely adopted in various languages, showcasing the cultural significance of this aquatic animal.

19th Century

Scientific Classification

In the 19th century, Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish zoologist, introduced a systematic approach to the classification of species. He classified fish as a distinct group within the animal kingdom, which initiated the scientific study and identification of numerous fish species. Linnaeus's work paved the way for a better understanding of the diverse and fascinating world of fish.


Fisheries Management

As human consumption and industrial fishing practices increased in the mid-20th century, concerns about overfishing and declining fish populations arose. In the 1950s, fisheries management techniques started to develop, focusing on sustainable fishing practices and conservation efforts. These initiatives aimed to ensure the long-term viability of fish stocks while minimizing negative environmental impacts.

Did you know?

Did you know that the fastest fish in the ocean is the sailfish? It can swim at a speed of up to 68 miles per hour!


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First identified

4th June 2015

Most mentioned on

27th August 2015

Total mentions


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