ERC in Wahjah, Red Sea Coast Started Fish Landing Centre

February 28, 2019

On 27th February, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) opened a fish landing centre in Wahjah, Dhubab District, in Yemen’s Red Sea Coast.

The centre forms a part of a restoring/ reconstructing project that consists of a fish landing harbor, two rooms to control the local fishing association, and a cohesive solar power system.
The ERC’s representative in the Red Sea Coast explained that the project would profit around 6,000 fishermen in Wahjah and adjoining areas while mentioning that it is part of the ERC’s attempts to reinforce the fishing sector in Yemen’s Red Sea Coast. It also intends to assuage the suffering of those working in the fishing sector, as well as of those who market and sell fish, in order to improve their living conditions.

Awad Saeed Baidhi, Director of the Fishermen Establishment in Wahjah, mentioned that over 1,000 fishing boats return to the harbor carrying large amounts of fish, that ranges from 20 to 30 tonnes per day, due to the assistance of the UAE for fishermen, their families, and other people in the Red Sea Coast while indicating that the project will help more than 40,000 people in Al Hadba, Beirut, Al Bahia, Al Qahera, Al Sakrah, Al Nazelia, Greater Wahjah, Lesser Wahjah, and Wadi Jedar.

Several fishermen appreciated the ERC for assisting them and other people in the Red Sea Coast while claiming that the fish landing centre will allow them to return to fishing and develop their working conditions, as well as the living conditions of their families.

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