Tag Archives: seafood industry

Thailand says 100 held in trafficking blitz on seafood industry

migrant fishermen
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.

Continue reading Thailand says 100 held in trafficking blitz on seafood industry