Thai captain of seafood ship allegedly linked to modern-day slavery arrested in Indonesia

Author: AP, Bangkok Post, Published on: 6 October 2015

“Thai man arrested on boat believed to be carrying slave fish”, 26 Sept 2015

The Thai captain of a seized cargo ship carrying an estimated $2 million worth of seafood has been arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of illegal fishing, in the latest development linked to an Associated Press investigation that uncovered a slave island earlier this year…The massive Thai-owned Silver Sea 2 was first identified by AP in July through a high-resolution photo taken from space, showing slave-caught fish being loaded onto the refrigerated vessel in Papua New Guinea's waters…[The] arrest is one of at least 10 made in Indonesia and Thailand since the investigation tied the catch of migrant workers forced to fish to the supply chains of major US food sellers and pet food companies six months ago…[refers to Fancy Feast, Meow Mix, Iams]

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