The Tihama Coast Fish Cooperative Association, in partnership with Bonyan Foundation and cooperation with the General Authority for Fisheries in Hodeida, launched a survey of the fishing community and the environment of small projects in Hodeidah province to empower them and alleviate their suffering.
The survey, in coordination with the Public Authority for Small and Micro Enterprise Development and within the framework of the modern national vision projects, targets fishermen in the districts of Beit Al-Faqih, Al-Durayhimi and Kamaran Al-Tuhaita.
During the inauguration, the Undersecretary of the province, Mohammed Halissi, noted the importance of these projects, which will help the fishermen and alleviate the burdens they face in light of the current challenges due to aggression and acts of maritime piracy.
The President of the Association, Dr. Abdulaziz Qishra, explained that the survey translates the trends of interest in the fishing community in Hodeida province by establishing a database that contributes to meeting their needs.
For his part, the Deputy Chairman of the Fisheries Authority in Hodeidah, Hamad Al-Omeisy, stressed that the fishermen survey project represents one of the pillars of enhancing interest in fishermen’s issues and addressing their concerns and problems in light of the violations and piracy they are exposed on their tools and boats by mercenaries of aggression.
For his part, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Authority for Small and Micro Enterprise Development, Ahmed Al-Kibsi, praised the role of the Tihama Coast Association in caring for the category of fishermen, stressing the importance of implementing the survey accurately to achieve its goal.
Source: Yemen News Agency