Eritrean authorities have burned two Yemeni fishing boats and seized another four boats, a violation that comes amid affliction Yemeni fishermen have many times complained about urging the government to take action over it, the News Yemen Reported.
Fishermen alerted on Monday the authorities that Eritrean took the two boats that belonged to fishermen from the Thubab district in Taiz, and burned them with cargos onboard.
The crews of the other four boats and the boats remained in the custody of Eritrea's navy, the fishermen told the authorities.
On the other side, Saudi authorities captured three Yemeni boats while fishing in international waters.
14 crew members were arrested onboard the boats seized by Saudis.
According to the Interior Ministry's Information Center, the Interior Ministry urged the Foreign Ministry to intervene and release the fishermen and their boats from both neighbors.
Yemeni fishermen have many times complained about harassment they received while fishing in international waters by foreign navies including those of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia.
Hundreds of Yemeni boats were seized this year with their crews and released after their boats and properties onboard were confiscated.