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Thailand says 100 held in trafficking blitz on seafood industry

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Migrant fishermen from Myanmar and Cambodia on a Thai fishing boat after unloading fish at a jetty in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand, January 19, 2016. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA
The EU hit Thailand with a ‘yellow card’ warning last April, threatening to ban all seafood exports unless the military government tackled rampant illegal fishing and labor abuses among its fleets

BANGKOK, Thailand (Feb. 1, 2016)— Thai police said Monday, February 1, over 100 people have been arrested in a crackdown on human trafficking since the European Union threatened to boycott the country’s multi-billion dollar fishing industry over the issue.

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Plenty of fish in the sea

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In this file photo, group of fishermen empty their nets at a beach of the Indian Ocean in Aceh, Indonesia, December 22, 2015.Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA
The world is withdrawing from a joint bank account of fish without knowing what has been withdrawn, or the remaining balance

PARIS, France (Jan. 21, 2016) — The global fisheries catch has been underestimated by more than half since 1950, with tens of millions of tons unreported every year, said a study Tuesday, January 19, warning that stocks may be running low.

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