Slavery on fishing trawlers

The Environmental Justice Foundation set out to investigate illegal fishing off the West coast of Africa, which is decimating fish stocks. They found a bit more than that: several trawlers with licenses to supply European fish markets were crewed by modern-day slaves. The men are kept in horrendous conditions, some with little access to clean water, confined aboard the trawler for months, even years, subjected to violence, their pay is withheld and their documents confiscated. You can read more from the Guardian here.

2 thoughts on “Slavery on fishing trawlers

  1. Horrible. Now we know where some of the drowned corpses “intruding” on wealthy vacationers in the South of France might be coming from.

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