Fishing in Yemen

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The fishing industry in Yemen has considerable potential but is vastly under-exploited. In 1998, the fishing sector employed some 41,000 people, mainly family-owned businesses operating small vessels. In 1998, 127,000 tons of fish were caught in Yemen.[1] Proximity to the havens of the Somali pirates has had a discouraging effect.

Popular culture[edit]

Paul Torday wrote a comic novel, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, about a westerner's commission to introduce salmon to the wadis of the Yemen highlands. The book was adapted into an eponymous film in 2011.

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  1. ^ "Yemen". Nations Encyclopedia. Retrieved 26 February 2011.