YEMEN Press Agency

Fisheries Ministry calls on coalition to stop violations against fishermen

SANAA, June 08 (YPA) – The Saudi-led coalition forces have continued to attack Yemeni fishermen and prevented them from practicing fishing in Yemeni waters in the Gulf of Aden.

The Fisheries Ministry in Sanaa confirmed in a statement that on Thursday the coalition’s ships continue to overfish and dredge fish, attack Yemeni fishermen in Yemeni waters in the Gulf of Aden.

The statement said that the ministry had received reports from the Fisheries Authority and cooperative societies in the Gulf of Aden that fishermen were subjected to harassment and continuous attacks by the coalition forces under the pretext of protecting their commercial and oil ships.

It noted that this escalation against fishermen aimed to allow coalition ships to pollute the marine environment and plunder oil and fish wealth.

The ministry’s statement called on the free people of the southern provinces to stand together to expel “the occupation forces” and protect the territorial waters from blatant interference and attacks that harm fishing and fishermen.

The statement urged the United Nations and the international community to intervene to stop this “aggression” against fish wealth and aquatic life, and to hold the perpetrators of these crimes accountable, and to compensate the fishermen and the affected families.