From: Biniam Tekle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 11 2010 - 07:28:15 EDT
Eritrea seizes 348 Yemeni fishing boats- official report
SANA'A, May 11 (Saba) – Eritrean authorities seized since 2006 until the
first quarter of this year about 384 Yemeni fishing boats, an official
report has noted.
The boats cost $ 4500 and the seizures have left 3799 Yemeni fishermen
Most of the seizures took place while the boats were fishing in
Crews sometimes were arrested, taken to Eritrea and sent back after their
boats and all properties onboard had been confiscated by the Eritrean.
The Yemeni Fishermen Cooperative Union has urged the government to intervene
and contact the Eritrean authorities over releasing the Yemeni boats and
other fishermen properties.
The union also called for forming a Yemeni-Eritrean technical committee for
setting out conditions for allowing Yemeni boats to fish without being
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