Posts Tagged ‘fishing crew’

Pasifika men among those living in slave-like conditions on fishing boats

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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About 700 workers from impoverished parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands are working in Hawaiian fishing boats without proper works permits or basic rights and protection. A federal loophole allows American boats to employ workers in the dangerous industry for years at a time – provided they never step foot on shore. An Read more

Vatican hears of forced labour on fishing vessels in NZ

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Delegates at a Vatican conference have been told that forced labour on industrial fishing vessels is occurring in New Zealand as well as in Russia, Turkey, South Korea, Ireland and Scotland. The conference of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant Workers heard that fishing crew are particularly susceptible to exploitation by certain ship owners, Read more