Thailand ratifies Work in Fishing Convention
Thailand has committed itself to ensuring acceptable living and working conditions for fishers on board ships by ratifying the Work in Fishing Convention. It has become the first country in Asia to do so, which signals to other countries in the region to follow this move.
Combatting Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai Fishing and Seafood Industry
In recent years, a number of graphic reports have triggered increased awareness of the serious human and labour rights abuses committed in the Thai commercial fishing and seafood processing industries, particularly against migrant workers. The Thai Government, industry, workers’ organizations and civil society organizations have all stepped up efforts to respond to these abuses. This EU-funded ILO project works closely with these partners towards the prevention and reduction of unacceptable forms of work in the Thai fishing and seafood processing sectors.