Combatting Slavery in Seafood Supply Chains Remains Priority of the U.S. Shrimp Industry

Robust enforcement of the law prohibiting the importation of goods produced through forced labor, found at 19 U.S.C. § 1307, has proven to be the most important tool available to counter the continued existence of slavery in overseas supply chains, including seafood supply chains. Although this law has been on the books since 1930, in the seventy-eight (78) years between its […]

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Know Your Supplier (Continued): “Sold to the Sea: Human Trafficking in Thailand’s Fishing Industry”

When we talk about labor abuse problems in the Thai shrimp industry, the focus is on what takes place in shrimp peeling sheds.  But the nature of labor abuse in Thailand is more sweeping and touches on other industries that are related to the shrimp exporting sector. Earlier this week, the Environmental Justice Foundation, a British NGO, released “Sold to […]

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Know Your Supplier (Continued): Humanity United Releases Exhaustive Study on Exploitative Labor Practices in the Global Shrimp Industry

Today, Humanity United released a study – “Exploitative Labor Practices in the Global Shrimp Industry” – prepared by Accenture that provides in-depth analysis about the characteristics and causes of labor abuse in the shrimp industries of Bangladesh and Thailand.  The study explains that at least some of the efficiencies believed to exist with farmed shrimp are due to artificially low […]

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