Previous editions

This page gathers a selection of events that have taken place every year since 2017. The WoDEF was co-founded in 2016 by the Swiss anti-speciesist association PEA - Pour l'Égalité Animale (For Animal Equality) and the French association La Question aquatique (The aquatic issue).

Please help spread the word and rally more groups around the planet. For the aquatic animals!

WoDEF 2023

In 2023, 118 actions were carried out by 104 organizations in 28 countries.

Selection of videos of 2023 actions

Online - Campus Animaliste

Online - Animal Ethics

Online - Comme un poisson dans l'eau (1/2)

Online - Comme un poisson dans l'eau (2/2)

Paris (France) - Futur Asso

Toulouse (France) - Nature sauvage Occitanie

Online - Ética Animal

Saõ Paulo (Brazil) - Vozes em Luto

Selection of photos of 2023 actions

WoDEF 2022

In 2022, the World Day for the End of Fishing proposed to organize actions focusing on crustaceans and actions targeting cephalopod farms which are currently emerging in some countries.

152 actions were carried out by 125 organizations in 31 countries! This is a new record of participating organizations!

Selection of videos of 2022 actions

Utrecht (Netherlands) - Bite Back

Online - Animal Ethics

Online - Comme un poisson dans l'eau

Selection of photos of 2022 actions

WoDEF 2021

For the 2021 edition, the World Day for the End of Fishing proposed to organize actions specifically targeting aquaculture farms, which are places of intense suffering for a very large number of individuals.

163 actions were carried out by 115 organizations in 34 countries around the world, which is a new record of participation! 

Selection of videos of 2021 actions

Utrecht (Netherlands) - Stichting Bite Back

Bilbao (Spain) - Animalistak

Online - Projet Méduses

Besançon (France) - Humanimo

Strasbourg (France) - 269Life France

Online - Vegan Option Canada

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Selection of photos of 2021 actions


WoDEF 2020

In 2020, most actions planned for public spaces were cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. An appeal by the international coordinators and the founder associations, Pour l'Égalité Animale and La Question aquatique, resulted in a huge amount of support, in the form of the sharing of photos of original placards demanding the abolition of fishing made by activists who, though confined in their homes, were determined not to allow this important date to pass unnoticed. Thanks to all of you for this impressive collection of 200 slogans. The message is clear: fishing and aquaculture farms must be abolished!


More than 100 actions planned before the crisis...

Before the pandemic, actions were being organised in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and, for the very first time, in Russia and Switzerland.  Online campaigns were already being set up, as they are each year.


WoDEF 2019

In 2019, 18 countries on 4 continents organized about 120 actions for aquatic animals! Here is a retrospective in photos and videos.

Selection of videos of 2019 actions

Fribourg, Switzerland

São Paulo, Brazil

Selection of pictures of 2019 actions

WoDEF 2018

Participating towns

Brussels (Belgium), Melbourne and Geelong (Australia), Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Windsor and Winnipeg (Canada), Ulm, Aalen, Bielefeld, Göttingen, Chemnitz, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Köln, Hannover, Würzburg, Nürnberg, Osnabrück, Koblenz, Bremen, Flensburg, Munster, Heidelberg and Lübeck (Germany), Paris, Marseille, Nice, Lille, Amiens, Montpellier, Besançon and Valence (France), David (Panama), Milano, Modena (Italy), Lausanne (Switzerland), Stockholm, Helsingborg, Göteborg and Malmö (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), Baltimore, Honolulu, Fort Lauderdale, Asheville, Boston, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Oakland, Richmond, San Luis Obispo, Charlotte, Dallas, Fresno, Monterey, La Jolla, Louisville, Milwaukee, New York, Raleigh, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Monica and Pueblo (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo (Brasil), Copenhagen (Danemark), Mexico City (Mexico), Belfast and London (UK), Pune (India).

Selection of videos of 2018 actions

DxE (Vancouver)

DxE (London)

Vegan Impact (Paris)

DxE (London)

Espacio Público TV

PEA - Pour l'Égalité Animale (Lausanne)

DxE (Lübeck)

Selection of pictures of 2018 actions

And back in 2017...

2017 was the first year of the WoDEF. Events were held, among others, in the following locations: Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland), Brussels, Namur and Charleroi (Belgium), Paris, Valence, Lyon, Lille, Montpellier, Saint-Malo and Rennes (France), Toronto and Montréal (Canada), Stuttgart, Vogelsberg, Siegen, Hannover, Göttingen, Hamburg and Berlin (Germany), Lisboa (Portugal), Tel Aviv and Haïfa (Israel), Melbourne (Australia), San Diego and Monterey Bay (USA).