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Rights groups say the closure and reduction of fishing operations in the Gulf of Mexico may be the main reason.
Banks, financial institutions and even major oil and gas companies are working together to assess the situation. «It seems that many companies are getting help from financial institutions and have decided to pay attention to this problem,» said a government official in Washington.
Most of the fishing ships have been sold for scrap or stolen and are being put up for auction. Another 60 fishing boats are wa시흥출장마사지iting to be sold, said Anwar Khan, a spokesman for the Red Sea Alliance, which advocates for the industry in the region.
The closure of the fishing sector is one of several issues that has led to international criticism about the poor living conditions for Gulf fishers, the majority of whom are subsistence fishermen.
Last month, the Gulf Federation of Fisheries, a trade group which represents Gulf fish producers, filed complaints with부산 출장 안마 the United Nations office for the party responsible for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The government and the Gulf seafood industry are working to resolve these issues.
However, Gulf fishermen are worried about the government’s response to the concerns of fishing companies, according to Fadel Ali, of the Gulf Fisheries Coalition, a trade group.
«This is something we are looking at,» Ali said.
The government has made no secret of its opposition to ill온라인 바둑이egal fishing in the Gulf. «There’s not much we can do in the face of such a strong political outcry from the Gulf,» a government spokesman said last month.
A ban is being imposed from March on fishing off the coast of Gulf nations including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The government says it wants to prevent illegal catches in one of the last commercial fishing grounds in the region. «This area is important because it is the cradle of the industry that supplies almost 70 percent of the population,» Khan said. «There have been efforts to protect the region in recent years. But there’s been a lot of uncertainty.»
There have been calls for a crackdown on illegal fishing, but critics say that fishing is a small and vulnerable part of the fishing industry and has already been severely curtailed in some Gulf countries, especially the central Gulf.
The Gulf has been the last big trading partner for large oil and gas companies in the Gulf because of restrictions in oil sales from the region.
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