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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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Fisheries News

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...

News | 05 Dec 2022

Global fisheries conference marks progress for workers as battle shifts to retailers and consumers

Unions representing more than 129,000 fishers are gathering in Amsterdam over the next two days to set their agenda for advancing fishers’ rights, safety and...

News | 20 Nov 2022 Press Release

Breakthrough on loss and damage, attempts to sideline labour standards

The global climate summit, COP27, concluded today with a breakthrough on the Global South’s decades-long call for a fund to pay for climate-related loss and...

News | 11 Oct 2022 Press Release

ITF statement on Irish Government's review of the Atypical Work Permit Scheme for non-EEA fishers

Responding to the overdue publication by the government this evening of the review of the Atypical Work Permit Scheme for Non-EEA fishers the International...

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