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Turn the Tide

Author: Greenpeace, Published on: 15 December 2016

Greenpeace’s 12-month long investigation exposes the activities of Thailand’s rogue overseas fishing fleets, the companies behind them and their supply chain connections to export markets…In the Saya de Malha Bank, the Thai distant water fleet continued to operate in much the same way that had brought it to the attention of authorities over the last few years: taking advantage of under-regulated fisheries; deploying catastrophically unsustainable fishing methods in fragile marine ecosystems; crewing vessels with victims of trafficking and forced labour; offering working conditions that resulted in outbreaks of fatal diseases; and fishing and transshipping catches illegally and without authorisation…Greenpeace investigations uncovered that as of September 2016, following a temporary stoppage in reefer-assisted distant water fishing, seafood from the Saya de Malha Bank continued to flow into the supply chains of major Thai companies producing for global export markets…In response to ongoing concern around these issues, Nestlé Purina PetCare demonstrated strong leadership by pledging to implement a ban on transshipment at sea to help end IUU fishing and human rights abuses against seafaring workers...

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