New global Maritime Human Rights Reporting Platform launched

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce a new and unique partnership with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre through the launching this week of the new global platform for recording cases of maritime human rights abuses, highlighting pertinent international cases from the shipping and fisheries industries, and publishing cases relevant to identifying best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices for companies … Continue reading New global Maritime Human Rights Reporting Platform launched

Thai Union and Nestlé Launch Demonstration Boat to Promote Human Rights in Fishing Industry

Friday, December 15, 2017 – 10:00am NEWSROOM: Nestlé CONTENT: Press Release BANGKOK, December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Thai Union Group PCL and Nestlé have launched a demonstration boat to promote the human rights of workers in the Thai fishing industry. The boat is the first of its kind in Thailand. The two companies, in collaboration with global non-profit Verité, renovated a standard Thai fishing boat, transforming it … Continue reading Thai Union and Nestlé Launch Demonstration Boat to Promote Human Rights in Fishing Industry

REPORT: Fisheries abuses and related observer deaths in the Pacific region

Investigative Report and Case Study  Fisheries abuses and related observer deaths in the Pacific region 4 December 2017 Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest international investigative report and case study into the issue of disappearances and deaths of fisheries observers and related crew in the Pacific region. The report highlights troubling trends and a lack of support at sea, as well as insufficient … Continue reading REPORT: Fisheries abuses and related observer deaths in the Pacific region

Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report

PRESS RELEASE 26 October 2017  Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA Crew anti-slavery & trafficking report issued Human Rights at Sea, today publicly issues its independent project report and a fishing industry response into the non-EEA crew issue in Northern Ireland, and which has been linked to the on-going investigations and drive to highlight the issue of slavery and trafficking across all UK industry sectors. Globally, there is … Continue reading Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report

Europêche fishing vessel owners defend full respect for fishers’ social and labour rights in ILO

– Press release – First issued: Brussels, 22th September 2017 At the ‘Tripartite Meeting on Issues Relating to Migrant Fishers’ organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) this week in Geneva, representatives from Governments, Workers and Employers adopted a set of conclusions, which includes a joint resolution, to address the challenges faced by fishers working on foreign vessels. Europêche’s representatives defended and promoted full respect … Continue reading Europêche fishing vessel owners defend full respect for fishers’ social and labour rights in ILO

Fishing, safety and the Human Element

  The recent Nautical Institute Seaways article (June 2017) in co-ordination with the New Zealand based FISH Safety Foundation has looked in detail at the growing need and trend to openly discuss the issues of safety in the global fishing industry, including the protection of basic human rights. The Foundation is a Supporting Entity to Human Rights at Sea, as is The Nautical Institute. [Original … Continue reading Fishing, safety and the Human Element

New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published

PAS 1550:2017 Exercising due diligence in establishing the legal origin of seafood products and marine ingredients – importing and processing – Code of Practice. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce its close involvement in the Steering Group for the development of the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 1550:2017 concerning a new voluntary Code of Practice for due diligence and fair working practices in the fisheries … Continue reading New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published