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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 | 23 Jun 2023 Press Release

Seafarers flock to historic ITF expo ahead of Day of the Seafarer

ITF is a name recognised by seafarers the world over. Now, 5,000 people, seafarers and their families, will have the opportunity to speak with ITF inspectors, as...

News | 16 Jun 2023 Press Release

Migrant labour exploitation, abuse remain rife in UK fishing industry – FT exposé

The Financial Times is reporting on the latest shocking story emanating from the UK fishing industry, affecting crew from the Philippines who were working on...

News | 13 Jun 2023

Dishonouring of EU Fisheries Agreements by French & Spanish companies fuelling strike actions on tuna vessels across Africa

Frustration on the part of fishers from Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire working on Spanish- and French-owned tuna vessels fishing in the Gulf of Guinea and Indian Ocean...

News | 26 May 2023 Press Release

Death-trap trawler crew must be paid and allowed to go home, ITF says

Fishers on a 50-year-old trawler should not be made to go back to sea, even to sail to a repair yard, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is...

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