AL-SAHWA: Sanaa weekly, 6-8-98. [Archives:1998/32/Press Review]

August 10 1998

[Yemeni congregation for Reform (Islah)]   Main Headline:
1- Mohammed Al-Yadoumi, Islah Secretary General, receives a delegation from US State Department.
2- General Authority of Free Zones Occupies some of the Aden University grounds.
3- Court of Urgent Affairs orders the postponement of the Doctors’ Syndicate’s 2nd meeting until its general assembly has held its conference.
4- Teachers’ Syndicate in Taiz demands annulling of unfair dismissal of 19 teachers.
5- More than 500 male and female students take part in 35 summer camps organized by Islah in and around Taiz.
6- A bomb went off at the house of the court of appeal judge in Abyan, no casualties were reported.
7- Strong quarrels often erupt between citizens living in Muallah and bootleggers and moonshiners who operate mostly in that area.
Article Summary:
Fishing in Hadhramaut By Mari’ Hameed
The Hadhramaut coastline extends for 320km giving people there ample opportunity to exploit its great wealth of fish and other marine life. Alas, there are many problems. Boats belonging to large companies, both national and foreign, often come within the three-mile limit off the coast. Their big nets often sweep off fish farms and natural egg-laying places.
Local fishermen in small boats complain of their nets being swept off by the larger foreign ships.
Moreover, these big fishing trawlers catch all sorts of marine life, big and small, thereby depriving many of the bigger fish of their natural food. Huge amounts of dead small fish are then thrown off board, creating widespread pollution.
The Ministry of Fisheries does not have any sort of monitoring facilities or equipment in that area.