7 out of 10 fishermen in Thailand show indicators of forced labor
UN-ACT Thailand Migration Report, 2019. 71% of fishers show 1 or more indicators of forced labor, such as abusive conditions (40%), deception about work (37%) or withholding of documents (33%)
Photo by: Luke Duggleby
We are modern day abolitionists,
working to end slavery at sea
We train 500 migrants and volunteers
per year on safe migration and labour rights and reach 500,000+ more through social media. We help migrant families break the cycle of poverty through education centers.
Life saving rescue
We respond to distress calls and track down instances of forced labor, debt bondage, child labor, abuse, confinement and human trafficking. Our rescue mission was featured in the 2019 documentary film Ghost Fleet.
Over 15 years we have built a trusted network of volunteers, watchdogs and activists that help provide critical intelligence. We share this evidence
with a global network of partners to
drive policy change.
With your generous support
4,986 fishermen have
found life after slavery
What is modern day slavery?
on a floating
A human trafficker gets approximately $800 - $1000 for each worker they bring in,
a gruesome yet lucrative business.
Tricked onto the boat, the workers are
trapped in a floating prison, forced to
work, unable to escape.
So many fishermen attempt to flee, traffickers wait on shore to
capture and sell them
all over again.
Unruly slaves get imprisoned on remote Indonesian islands
or killed. The lucky
few are rescued.
LPN gives fishermen everywhere hope someone will come for them
"The company hunted us day and night"
- Ghost Fleet film
Why is this happening?
Overfishing in the Gulf of Thailand has depleted one of the world’s most diverse and bountiful ecosystems. To maintain their profits, fishing companies have forced boats further from shore and for longer periods of time.
Unable to recruit for this brutal work, huge fleets of unregulated boats rely on human traffickers and slave labor to sustain their operations, shuffling them between boats and keeping them out at sea for years at a time.
An intentionally-muddy supply chain gives processing plants, exporters, importers, corporations and government officials plausible deniability.
We must demand transparency in the supply chain to eradicate slave labor.
Now that you know, what will you do?
Corporations think people don’t care who catches their fish. Pressure your grocery chain, restaurant and cat food brand to pledge that their supply chain is slavery-free.
Help us expand our reach, follow more leads and launch new preventative programs. With your help, fewer vulnerable people will fall into the predatory hands of human traffickers.
We actively seek partnerships with policy makers, activists, NGOs, community based organizations, journalists, universities and corporations who want to advocate for labour rights and tell our story far and wide.
See how LPN got started, and learn about the approach we've built over 15 years to fight human trafficking.
Dive into a "day in the life" of LPN rescue, advocacy and education teams in our photo galleries.
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laws or government registration process, get in touch directly.
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