Captured Thai boat reveals continued use of slavery

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Fishing boats are docked after fishing operations stopped at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand, 01 July 2015.

With a potential for an EU red card and a resulting fisheries import ban, Thailand could lose the 575 to 730 million euros it exports to European Union each year.


On August 13, 2015, a massive refrigerated cargo ship was captured by the Indonesian Navy and upon its capture revealed that despite the issuance of a yellow card from the European Union, Thailand was still engaged in the use of slave labor in its fishing industry. In April of this year the European Union gave Thailand six months to register all fishing boats and equipment, as well as adding a vehicle monitoring system to all their fishing boats.

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