New Zealand Supreme Court Decision Aides Indonesian Fishermen’s Pursuit of Justice

  Human Rights at Sea strongly applauds the ongoing work by New Zealand lawyer, Karen Harding, in securing the first stage of review of existing New Zealand legislation by the supreme Court which has given a lifeline to Indonesian fishermen seeking an effective remedy against their former South Korean employers for unpaid wages and slave-like treatment while reportedly working up to 24 hour shifts with few … Continue reading New Zealand Supreme Court Decision Aides Indonesian Fishermen’s Pursuit of Justice

Industry leads the way on ILO 188

Press Release NFFO, SFF, WFA, NIFF 16 November 2017 Industry leads the way on ILO 188 The UK’s fishing federations in conjunction with the MCA Fishing Safety ​team have together developed a Fishing Safety Management (FSM) System that will assist fishermen with the imminent implementation of a generational change to fishing safety legislation – the Work in Fishing Convention (ILO 188) aimed at creating a … Continue reading Industry leads the way on ILO 188

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

[Updated] New Educational Film Series: An introduction to Human Rights

PRESS RELEASE Immediate – 28 July 2017 RELEASE OF NEW EDUCATIONAL FILM SERIES [Updated 31 Jul 17] Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce the release of the first film in a new educational series titled: “An Introduction to Human Rights”. The short animated film is a first for the charity as it continues its on-going public advocacy in highlighting the explicit need to … Continue reading [Updated] New Educational Film Series: An introduction to Human Rights

Changes coming for safety in the Fishing Industry

* Human Rights at Sea, alongside a number of key government and industry stakeholders including The Fishermen’s Mission, have been working in support of the UK response to the implementation of ILO 188 (2007) ‘Work in Fishing Convention’ and the proposed voluntary safety management code to be adopted by the UK fishing industry. The focus for the charity has been the explicit inclusion of welfare and … Continue reading Changes coming for safety in the Fishing Industry

‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events’: New Mental Health & Welfare Leaflet published

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce the publishing of a new mental health welfare leaflet ‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events‘  for the benefit of seafarers, fishermen, their family and friends tackling the issue of how to remain resilient after a traumatic event at sea. This new resource has been produced in time for the UK Mental Health awareness week and is … Continue reading ‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events’: New Mental Health & Welfare Leaflet published

SeafoodSource Q&A with Ged Nash: Irish fishermen’s rights advocate

Q&A with Ged Nash: Irish fishermen’s rights advocate Reproduced with permission. By Gao Fu Mao, Contributing Editor reporting from Beijing, China First published in SeafoodSource on Friday, February 17, 2017 More than a year after a Guardian undercover exposé of exploitation of undocumented non-European Union migrant workers on Irish fishing trawlers, one of the key figures in the Irish government’s response to the scandal is calling … Continue reading SeafoodSource Q&A with Ged Nash: Irish fishermen’s rights advocate