Thai seafood sector joins efforts to upgrade the country's image
International reports that have revealed bad working conditions in Thai fishing sector harm the country's image. (Photo Credit: ILRF)
Several Thai leading fishing firms and seafood sector associations have committed to join efforts to “urgently and seriously” tackle the human trafficking, forced labour and unregulated capture issues, since they have affected the industry’s reputation in the country.
This decision to join efforts came a year after the United States downgraded Thailand to the lowest "Tier 3" status among the world's worst centres of human trafficking and some months after the country received warnings from the European Commission after journalistic investigations revealed the existence of ill-treatment of illegal migrant workers as well as illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing practices.
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