Yemen seizes four Egyptian fishing ships [Archives:2002/07/Front Page]

February 11 2002

ADEN – The Yemeni Marine Authority in Aden seized four Egyptian fishing ships for entering the Yemeni waters in an illegal way, last Thursday. The ships were fishing 3 miles off the Yemeni Coast, an area singled out for local fishermen using traditional devices. Sources at the Yemeni marine authority said the Egyptian fishermen were using advanced devices in fishing at distance less than six miles from the Yemeni Coast, which is not allowed according to marine treaties between countries.