Thailand is under pressure over human trafficking in its fishing industry.
Thailand is under pressure over human trafficking in its fishing industry. STR

Crackdown pushes problem away

A GREENPEACE investigation alleges an international crackdown on human rights abuses in the Thai fishing industry has forced the problem to move elsewhere. Some fishing vessels are travelling thousands of kilometres further into remote and lawless waters, where trafficked men continue to be beaten and sold at sea. Seafood caught by such vessels is largely illegal, unreported, unregulated and - in clear violation of international labour, supply and fishing codes - has entered the supply chains of global export companies.