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.
Guide a l'usage des professionnels pour lutter contre la peche illegale: Advisory Note for French industry, retailers and brands of the risks associated with illegal fishing.
Improving performance in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing: The EU IUU Regulation carding process: A review of European Commission carding decisions.
The EU IUU Regulation: Building on success EU progress in the global fight against illegal fishing: Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a major threat to livelihoods, food security and ocean health globally.
Thailand's Seafood Slaves. Human Trafficking, Slavery and Murder in Kantang’s Fishing Industry.: Slavery, ‘pirate’ fishing and other serious crimes continue to plague Thailand’s seafood sector.
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.