Thailand's seafood exports are the third most valuable in the world, supplying markets in the US, Europe and Asia but far from the attention of consumers vulnerable migrants in search of a better future are being trafficked, exploited, abused and even murdered aboard Thai fishing vessels. EJF's investigation exposed the brutal trade in modern-day slaves.
EJF calls on the Thai government to provide a detailed, time-bound action-plan to combat modern-day slavery and allow independent monitoring of its implementation.
All trade partners must investigate their Thai supply chains to ensure trafficked labour has played no part in the production of their goods.
EJF is campaigning for the international community to develop a Global Record of fishing vessels to facilitate greater transparency and traceability in the seafood sector enabling better monitoring of fishing activities including the labour conditions of the world's fishing fleets.
Read the report: Sold to the Sea: Human Trafficking in Thailand's Fishing Industry
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