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Beyond Thailand: decent work in fishing

Broad media coverage of forced labour and other abuses in the Thai fishing sector has led to much soul-searching among brands and a range of initiatives. However, as Brett Dodge explains, it is also creating an awareness that these risks are not confined to Thailand. In fact, intrinsic factors - isolated working environments, weak law enforcement, cost pressures - make workers in the fishing sector singularly vulnerable to exploitation. In his analysis, Brett looks at the risks and some of the emerging responses and lessons being learned from the Thai experience.

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