Forced labor and other rights abuses are widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets despite government and industry commitments to comprehensive reforms.

The report Hidden Chains: Rights Abuses and Forced Labor in Thailand’s Fishing Industry, by Human Rights Watch, describes how migrant fishermen from neighboring countries in Southeast Asia are often trafficked into fishing work, prevented from changing employers, not paid on time and paid below the minimum wage. Migrant workers do not receive Thai labor law protections and do not have the right to form a labor union.

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