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Forced Labor

Whole Foods Suspends Buying Fish From Hawaii Auction Until Fair Boat Labor Is Proven

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Whole Foods Suspends Buying Fish From Hawaii Auction Until Fair Boat Labor Is Proven

Source: KHON 2/Gina Mangieri - September 19, 2016

Whole Foods has suspended buying fish from the Hawaii fish auction amid concerns over the labor practices of some fishing vessels.

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AP Wins Pulitzer Prize for Investigation Into Slavery in Southeast Asia’s Fishing Industry

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AP Wins Pulitzer Prize for Investigation Into Slavery in Southeast Asia’s Fishing Industry

Source: Press Gazette/John Reynolds - April 25, 2016

Associated Press (AP) has won the Pulitzer Prize for public Ssrvice journalism for its international investigation into the fishing industry in Southeast Asia which was more…

Slave-Like Conditions Uncovered Across Taiwan’s Tuna-Fishing Fleet

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Slave-Like Conditions Uncovered Across Taiwan’s Tuna-Fishing Fleet

Slave-like conditions, including beatings, allegations of murder and unpaid labour are endemic in Taiwan's tuna-fishing fleet, an investigation into conditions on the boats has found.

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U.S. to Ban Products Tied to Forced Labor, Closing 85 Year Legislative Loophole

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U.S. to Ban Products Tied to Forced Labor, Closing 85 Year Legislative Loophole

Source: New York Times/Ian Urbina - February 16, 2016

WASHINGTON —  President Obama will sign legislation this week that effectively bans American imports of fish caught by forced labor in Southeast Asia, part of a flurry more…

Thailand Claims to be Addressing Slavery and Forced Labor in Shrimp Industry

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Thailand Claims to be Addressing Slavery and Forced Labor in Shrimp Industry

Source: AP/Nattasuda Anusonadisai - December 22, 2015

BANGKOK — Thailand's government said Monday it is not ignoring the slavery and forced labor in its lucrative shrimp industry that was highlighted in an more…

Lawmakers Are Taking Steps to End Forced Labor in Fishing

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Lawmakers Are Taking Steps to End Forced Labor in Fishing

Source: The New York Times/Ian Urbina - September 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Federal lawmakers, State Department officials, fishing and pet food companies, and class-action lawyers are stepping up efforts to combat forced labor at sea.
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