Thai seafood: are the prawns on your plate still fished by slaves?


Report finds trafficking persists on Thai fishing boats, as campaigners challenge retailers to guarantee products are free of rights abuses

Thailand’s billion-dollar seafood export industry remains infested with human rights abuses despite government pledges to stamp out slavery in its fishing industry, according to research by Human Rights Watch.

Four years after damning revelations of chattel slavery aboard Thai fishing boats linked to seafood exported and sold by major retailers around the world, a report says that rights violations in one of Thailand’s major export industries continue unabated, including forced labour and widespread human trafficking.

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