The leaders of fishermen’s associations in Socotra province have called on the UAE occupation force to pay the fishery tax, which the Emiratis have evaded since the beginning of its work in the archipelago.
Fishermen in Socotra said the occupying forces were forcing them to deliver the fish they caught to a UAE-run fish factory.
The fishermen added that they face pressure in their work and abuses under the management of UAE representative Abu Mubarak al-Mazroui.
The fishermen pointed out that the UAE occupation forces also prevent ships of Yemeni fishermen – in Socotra, Hadhramaut and Mahrah – from fishing around the island.
They explained that the heads of the fishery associations demanded that UAE delegates should pay the tax on fish like everyone else.
Last Thursday, Socotra fishermen said that UAE occupation troops had prevented them from fishing near the island of Drasa, one of the archipelago’s islands, after foreign occupation troops landed there to create new military sites.