Posts Tagged ‘Indonesian Fishermen’

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

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
fishing boats

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

Indonesian fishermen’s action ends “high seas slavery”

Friday, April 12th, 2013

The action of 32 Indonesian fishermen working on Korean registered fishing vessels has been credited with forcing the New Zealand government to radically change legislation controlling the way foreign registered fishing vessels operate in New Zealand waters and the way in which and crews for these vessels are recruited. The Jakarta Post carried the story of the 32 Indonesian fishermen who deserted the Read more