Ministry of Fisheries holds aggression coalition forces responsible for consequences of restriction on fresh fish exports


The Ministry of Fisheries held on Monday the Saudi-led coalition and mercenaries fully responsible for the implications of the decision to suspend exporting fish and aquatic life, as well as the effects on fishermen and those involved in trading and selling fish products.

This was revealed at a large conference held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Sanaa, led by the Undersecretary of the Production and Marketing Services Sector, Abdulghani Al-Wali, and attended by fish agents, suppliers, and merchants.

The implications and consequences of the coalition-backed government’s decision to prohibit the export of fresh fish products, as well as the negative effects on fisheries, fishermen, merchants, and suppliers in the sector, and the national economy in general were reviewed in the meeting.

The meeting also dealt with topics such as coordinating efforts between the public and private sectors to develop solutions for marketing fish products and addressing the challenges that merchants and suppliers of fish products face, as well as their proposals for expanding their activities and businesses.

Before the aggression war, annual fish production from the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea was up to 150,000 tons, while now the coalition countries smuggle and loot about 300,000 tons annually.

At the meeting, Al-Wali stressed the need to unite efforts to confront the systematic targeting of the fish sector by the coalition countries and their mercenaries.

He noted the violations and crimes committed by the aggression countries against fishermen and aquatic life over the course of the war, which resulted in the extinction of several fish species and a rise in their cost in the occupied areas.