7 out of 10 fishermen in Thailand show indicators of forced labour
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
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?
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