L. Jerald, 38, R Thirumurugan, 27, P. Vaseegan, 33, and the boat’s captain, 38-year-old R. Seelan, were each convicted of entering qatar's waters without a permit, fishing in Qatar's sea without a permit and entering the country unlawfully.
Tens of thousands of migrant fishermen work off Qatar’s coasts to help feed the country’s growing appetite for seafood. Like many other low-income expats, their job is inherently dangerous and offers little in the way of job security or a guaranteed income.
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