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Enslaved Fishermen

JUNE 2016 – Three men shared about the harrowing conditions of their enslavement on a fishing vessel during an interview with our June 2016 Storytelling TeamWatch this short video to hear a bit of their reactions to the interviews and to learn a bit about the slavery taking place in over 50 countries around the world to fuel the fishing industry.


Learn More About Slavery on Fishing Boats:

Seafood from Slaves  A collection of articles and photos from a team of AP Journalists into the slavery on fishing boats in SE Asia, which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

NY Times: Sea Slaves to Feed Pets A journalistic look at the human misery and slavery that feeds pets and livestock.

Global Slavery Index 2016: Thailand Human trafficking for force labour int he Thai fishing industry enslaves men, children, and women.

Pirates and Slaves (Pdf Download) How Overfishing Fuels Human Trafficking and the Plundering of our Oceans.

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2016 “We remain committed to abolishing slavery in all its forms and draw strength from the courage and resolve of generations past.” -President Barack Obama

Slavery in the Seafood Industry. What We Can Do. Practical steps for fighting for free seas from Greenpeace International (July 22, 2015).

How is The Exodus Road Helping?

The Exodus Road works with a partnering organization Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN), an organization run completely by nationals operating in Southern Thailand. The Exodus Road supports LPN’s efforts by providing covert gear and financial support for qualified projects.

You can help us #freethefishermen   DONATE to HELP the FISHERMEN

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Enslaved Fishermen