Fisheries workers around the world are suffering abuse, violence and mistreatment at the hands of vessel operators. Dwindling fish stocks mean that vessels are staying at sea longer, going further afield for ever diminishing returns. In turn, operators are using human trafficking networks to crew their vessels, keeping them working for little or no money, sometimes for years at a time.
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A core part of EJF's work is the production of high-impact films, reports and photo testimonies which allow us to communicate often complex issues in a simple and effective way, thereby reaching a wide audience. Many of these films are made in collaboration with grassroots partners to whom we provide training to enable them to continue to document abuses that affect the basic human rights of those around them.
To celebrate World Oceans Day 2014, EJF teamed up with restaurants around the world to help Save the Sea.
A high profile event, hold in Abidjan on 10th July 2014, rose awareness of IUU fishing in Côte d’Ivoire and highlighted solutions being developed by EJF, in partnership with the nation’s Government.
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing – or pirate fishing – seriously undermines efforts to sustainably manage and regulate fisheries.
With millions of people forced to move each year by rapid-onset climate-related hazards and slow onset environmental degradation, social wellbeing, human rights, economies and even state stability are at risk.
The Gathering Storm: Climate Change, Security and Conflict collates evidence from around the world to show how climate change is acting as a catalyst for conflict and instability.
La Thaïlande est le troisième exportateur mondial de produits de la pêche. Elle fournit les marchés américain, européen et asiatique. Mais loin des préoccupations des consommateurs, des travailleurs migrants en quête d’un avenir meilleur font l’objet de trafics d'êtres humains. Ils se font exploiter, maltraiter et sont même parfois assassinés à bord des bateaux de pêche thaïlandais. L’enquête menée par EJF dévoile le commerce brutal des esclaves des temps modernes.
EJF's investigation reveals the continuing brutal trade in modern-day slaves and Thai Government's failure to adequately address the issue.
Slavery at Sea: The Continued Plight of Trafficked Migrants in Thailand's Fishing Industry
Featuring testimonies recorded during investigations in 2012, Impossibly Cheap: Abuse and Injustice in Bangladesh’s Shrimp Industry documents examples of hazardous working conditions, the use of child labour, bonded labour, withholding of pay, excessively low wages, health and safety violations, restricted union activities, verbal abuse and excessive hours.