Tag Archives: Fishing

Filipino Fishermen in Saudi Arabia told to Avoid Eritrean Waters

Filipino Fishermen away Eritrean coasts
Lesson learned. Filipino fishermen warned from illegally fishing in Eritrean waters

By The Filipino Times,

Filipino fishermen based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA have been warned against crossing into Eritrean waters, and becoming victims of piracy and detention.

The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists distressed migrant workers, issued the warning while welcoming home nine Filipino fishermen who were deported by the government of Eritrea after they were caught fishing illegally in their territorial seas, reported Manila Bulletin.

“Filipino fishermen based in Saudi Arabia should resist the temptation to illegally fish outside the Kingdom’s borders particularly in the seas of Eritrea […],” the Center reportedly said. Continue reading Filipino Fishermen in Saudi Arabia told to Avoid Eritrean Waters

Eritrea: Nine Filipino Fishermen Freed

Nine Filipino fishermen who had been detained for illegally entering into Eritrean waters wins their freedom after 9 months in jail.

By TesfaNews,

The nine Filipino fishermen who had been detained for nine months on grounds of illegally entering into Eritrean waters finally got their freedom and arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport yesterday (19).

The filipinos alleged they were working as fishermen for a Saudi company and said their fishing boat strayed into Eritrean waters and the Eritrean Coast Guard arrested them. Continue reading Eritrea: Nine Filipino Fishermen Freed

The Case of Nine Filipino Fishermen, and Its Message

Media reports nine Filipino fishermen were arrested by the Eritrean coast guard for fishing in its territorial waters. The Philippine Embassy in Cairo said it will work with the Eritrean government for their “immediate release”.

By Yosief Abraham Z.,

Various Media outlets of Philippines are thundering the case of the 9 Filipino fishermen who are under the control of the Eritrean coast guards. According to Philstar, the nine fishermen came from Saudi Arabia and unwittingly crossed the boundary of the Eritrean Maritime territories. And without denying the incident happened from the fishermen, Philippines government asserts that the government is affirmative for having humanitarian consideration from the Eritrean government, stressing that the Filipino fishermen were “victims of anti-fisher folk policies in their own country.” Continue reading The Case of Nine Filipino Fishermen, and Its Message

We’ll Treat Eritrean Fishermen Like they Treat Ours: Yemeni Fisheries Minister

No harm will come to Yemeni fishermen if they stayed within their territorial waters.

Yemeni fishermen are known in their exteremely destructive fishing practices that destroys delicate habitats particularly vital fish breeding grounds like coral reefs and seagrass meadows. They have exusted their waters and no reason they come to our Waters

By Samar Qaed,

Thirteen months ago, brothers Saeed and Abdu Antar woke up early one morning to go fishing. Their mother was expecting them home for lunch after their trip to the fish market to sell what they had caught, but she hasn’t seen her sons since.  Continue reading We’ll Treat Eritrean Fishermen Like they Treat Ours: Yemeni Fisheries Minister