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30 Jan 2019

International Labour Organization

Thailand: 1st Asian country to ratify ILO Work in Fishing Convention

"Thailand ratifies Work in Fishing Convention", 30 January 2019

Thailand has become the first country in Asia to ratify the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188) , which protects the living and working conditions of fishers on board vessels.

The Work in Fishing Convention sets out binding requirements relating to work on board fishing vessels, including occupational safety and health, medical care at sea and ashore, rest periods, written work agreements, and social security protection. It also aims to ensure that fishing vessels provide decent living conditions for fishers on board...

“The Royal Thai Government’s ratification of the Convention reflects its strong political will to ensure that the working conditions in its domestic fishing industry meet ILO standards. It underlines Thailand’s full commitment to raising the standards of labour protection for both Thai and migrant workers and eliminating forced labour, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals ,” said Thai Labour Minister...

It will come into force in Thailand 30 January 2020, a year after ratification.