Tag Archives: Illegal 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

Eritrea’s Unexploited Fishing Treasures: Challenges and Opportunities

With 1200km of Red Sea coastline and more than 359 islands, Eritrea has major fish resources. It traditionally exports fish as well as shrimp, around 10 tonnes a year, to Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Greece. From 2010 on wards, the Government make export of marine products to Europe a priority following the major investments made in the past decade in new factories, fishing vessels and landing sites. Eritrea need to win back fish export markets by identifying potentials and resolving the challenges. [SFP]
By Yosief Abraham Z.,

After a new era has signaled on May 24 of 1991, soon, developmental endeavors started storming the country ubiquitously. Following to the establishment of a government body to look and run after the Eritrean maritime treasures at the Ministry level, by the same coin, researches published to usher that the Eritrean Red Sea is well treasured with a capacity carrying out 60 – 80,000 tons fish annually.  Continue reading Eritrea’s Unexploited Fishing Treasures: Challenges and Opportunities