Human Rights Abuse Persists in Thai Fishing Industry


Via The Maritime Executive 

"Human Rights Watch found widespread shortcomings in the implementation of new government regulations and resistance in the fishing industry to reforms. The charity interviewed 248 current and former fishers, almost all from Burma and Cambodia, as well as Thai government officials, boat owners and captains, civil society activists, fishing association representatives and United Nations agency staff. Of those interviewed, 95 were former fishers who survived human trafficking, while the other 153 were, with a few exceptions, still active fishers. The research was carried out in every one of Thailand’s major fishing ports from 2015 to 2017."

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