Labour abuse at sea

Labour abuse at sea

Working conditions aboard fishing vessels are among the worst in the world. Far out at sea, there is almost no scrutiny, leading to human rights abuses, slave labour and human trafficking. 

Some of the stories are truly horrific: men forced to remain at sea on dangerous cramped boats for months on end, inadequate sanitation, threats, beatings, and in the most extreme cases, murder.

If boats rarely come into port, abused crews have no means of communicating their plight.

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