Aquaculture & Fishing

Human rights abuse in the aquaculture and fishing industry is a global issue. Hotspots for labour exploitation in this industry are Thailand and Ghana, although there are reported cases of migrant workers from e.g. Ghana, the Philippines, India and Egypt who are being trafficked to be forced to work on fisher boats in european countries such as Ireland.

2018 Food and Beverage Benchmark Findings Report
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02 October 2018

Executive Summary The risk of forced labor is pervasive across today’s food and beverage supply chains: from tea pickers on tea estates to crew members on fishing vessels and laborers on cattle and poultry ranches, cocoa farms, and rice mills. Workers in...

Supermarket Responsibilities for Supply Chain Workers’ Rights – Continuing Challenges in Seafood Supply Chains and the Case for Stronger Supermarket Action
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20 June 2018

International food supply chains provide employment for tens of millions of women and men around the world, demonstrating the potential for private sector actors to fight poverty and inequality. Yet far too many work in appalling conditions. The ongoing challenges...

Dutch Supermarket Supply Chains: Ending the human suffering behind our food
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20 June 2018

Inequality is rampant across the global economy, and the agro-food sector is no exception. At the top, big supermarkets and other corporate food giants dominate global food markets, allowing them to squeeze value from vast supply chains that span the...

German Supermarket Supply Chains: Ending the human suffering behind our food
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20 June 2018

Inequality is rampant across the global economy, and the agro-food sector is no exception. At the top, big supermarkets and other corporate food giants dominate global food markets, allowing them to squeeze value from vast supply chains that span the...

Ripe for Change: Ending Human Suffering in Supermarket Supply Chains report
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20 June 2018

Millions of people around the world who farm, fish, and process the food in our stores are working extremely long hours, toiling in unsafe conditions, and earning only poverty wages. The report and its accompanying methodology note launch Oxfam’s new...

Taking Stock: Labor Exploitation, Illegal Fishing and Brand Responsibility in the Seafood Industry
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11 May 2018

by Andy Shen and Abby McGill, ILRF International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) launched the Independent Monitoring at Sea (IM@Sea) project to address some of the vulnerabilities of migrant workers in the Thai fishing fleet by enabling worker connectivity while at sea,...

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