Yemen sues 20 foreign companies for illegal fishing [Archives:2005/837/Local News]

April 28 2005

The Ministry of Fisheries has filed a lawsuit against more than 20 foreign fishing companies and claim more than 35m US dollars overall compensation for illegal fishing in Yemeni waters and pay evasions. According to Minister of Fisheries Dr Muhammad Mujawar, the ministry would claim for the compensation of illegal violation that caused damages to coral reefs and evasions of due claims that are supposed to be paid to the ministry under an agreement with the ships allowed to hunt in regional waters. “Some fishing companies used environmentally harmful fishing tools including dynamite and other explosives that often blow up fish habitats