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ITF-FRN Thailand National Fisher Condition Survey Results

Report Published 24 Jan 2024

A comprehensive national survey by the International Transport Workers’ Federation’s Fishers Rights Network (ITF-FRN) of more than one thousand (1,000) migrant fishers in Thailand in November and December of 2023 details disturbing findings regarding working conditions in the Thai fishing industry. Survey results reveal an industry where fishers are rarely paid on time according to Thai labor law, identity documents are held by employers, most fishers arrive to Thailand in severe debt bondage, do not have a copy of their employment contract, and face violent reprisals for reporting labor abuse or health and safety violations.

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