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ITF represents fishers working at sea and on land, as part of the supply chain. We campaign for better working conditions in an industry that can be harsh and oppressive to those working outside regulation.

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News | 01 Mar 2023 Press Release

Don’t buy voluntary ‘standards’ spin if you want to end fisher exploitation, UK supermarkets told

UK supermarkets are being advised to steer clear of voluntary standards, tools and certifications when it comes to clearing their seafood supply chains of labour...

News | 22 Feb 2023 Press Release

Mile 201 exploitation in South Atlantic risks environmental catastrophe and livelihoods of regional fishers, unions warn

An environmental catastrophe is looming in the South Atlantic because unregulated ships are over-fishing, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)...

News | 10 Feb 2023 Press Release

‘Crew have fewer rights than fish’: Ireland’s failure to ratify C188 lets Spanish trawler off the hook as ITF exposes labour abuses

The recent arrest and detention by the Irish Naval Service of a Spanish owned, German flagged fishing vessel, and subsequent prosecution of its skipper over 12...

News | 04 Jan 2023 Press Release

ITF welcomes liberation of migrant fishers from restrictive visa conditions by Irish Department of Justice

The dramatic announcement yesterday by the Irish Department of Justice that all Non-EEA migrant fishers enrolled in the now abolished Atypical Work Permit Scheme...

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