Slavery, ‘pirate’ fishing and other serious crimes continue to plague Thailand’s seafood sector highlighting the shortcomings in private sector initiatives and government controls.
How overfishing and pirate fishing in Thailand fuels human trafficking and the plundering of our oceans.
IUU fishing depletes fish stocks, destroys marine ecosystems, puts legitimate fishers at an unfair disadvantage and jeopardises the livelihoods of some of the world’s poorest people. This film looks at ways in which it can be tackled and urges consumers and decision makers to take action to end pirate fishing.
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.
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 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.
Featuring testimonies recorded during investigations in 2012, the film 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.
EJF is advocating for the Bangladeshi Government, the international community and retailers to work together to stop these abuses.
Policies for Pollinators: The Need for Government Leadership in Backing England's Bees: England’s pollinators are facing widespread, serious declines.
Protecting bees and other wild pollinators: Life without bees is unimaginable. Help us to give them food and a home, and end the use of harmful pesticides in our gardens and on our farms.
Pirates and Slaves: How overfishing in Thailand fuels human trafficking and the plundering of our oceans: Pressures from over fishing and illegal fishing have led to the widespread use of slavery in the Thai fishing industry.
Broken Promises: Why Thailand should stay on Tier 3 in the 2015 US Trafficking in Persons report
An Advisory Note for the UK Supply Chain on How to Avoid Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishery Products: EJF looks to inform UK retailers and brands of the risks associated with illegal fishing.
Falling Through The Cracks: A briefing on climate change, displacement and international governance frameworks: An overview of the legal and policy frameworks governing climate-induced displacement at the international level.