Human Slavery In The Seafood Industry Violates Human Rights And Contributes To Fisheries Conflict

Human Slavery In The Seafood Industry

Human trafficking and forced labor aboard fishing vessels are gaining international attention as investigative journalists and scientists are shining a light on human slavery in the seafood industry. The Ocean Caucus Foundation hosted a Congressional panel on “Illegal fishing and links to global human trafficking networks” as part of their National Security Briefing series. Secure Fisheries’ Dr. Sarah Glaser joined Dr. Bama Athreya of USAID and Shannon Service, Director of the upcoming film Ghost Fleet, to discuss connections between global demand for seafood, unregulated labor markets, human trafficking, and fisheries conflict. Ghost Fleet will premier this fall. Watch the trailer.

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