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Mahachai Fishing Boat Association rejects media reports & says they don’t use trafficked workers

Author: Prom Vikitsreth, Bangkok Post (Thailand), Published on: 30 June 2014

"Fishermen deny ‘slavery lies’ Western media has facts wrong, they say", 30 June 2014

Fishing boat operators are rejecting Western claims the industry relies on forced labour, saying their own boats are clean and should serve as an example to others. A trawler owner speaking on behalf of other fishing-boat operators who were members of the Mahachai Fishing Boat Association, said none of them used labourers who were victims of human trafficking on board their vessels…The boat owner, who asked not to be named, said there were several categories of what could be termed “fishing vessels” and they should not all be labelled bad when only a few broke the law…

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