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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Know Your Supplier (Continued): Forced Labor in Thai Shrimp Processing Industry

At the end of 2012, investigative reporter Matt Rusling published a story detailing his investigation into the abuse of migrant labor in the Thai shrimp industry on his on-line publication Borderless News. Mr. Rusling’s story traces the phenomena of forced labor in the Thai shrimp processing sector back to Mae Sot, “a bustling border town teeming with Burmese workers of […]

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