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Taiwan's High Seas Hell

Taiwan's enormous high seas fishing industry is responsible for much of the world's tuna catch. It's also come under fire for illegal fishing, human trafficking, and abuse of its migrant workforce.

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Total 13 Articles


2018/05/29 | Nick Aspinwall
How Taiwan’s Seafood Sector Can Steer Toward Ethical Labor Standards
Simple measures can make a world of difference to the lives of thousands of workers aboard Taiwan's deep-sea fishing fleet.
2018/05/28 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan Seafood Trader FCF Faces Financial Pressure on Links to Rights Abuses
The market could force reluctant Taiwanese seafood traders to address concerns over complicity in human rights abuses.
2018/05/24 | Nick Aspinwall
Welcome to Taiwan: Beatings, Bodies Dumped at Sea and a Culture of Maritime Abuse
Amid the release of a Greenpeace report chronicling cases of physical abuse and financial exploitation of migrant workers in Taiwan’s fishing industry, The News Lens reveals the commonplace practice of dumping bodies of deceased migrant fishermen at sea.
2018/05/21 | Nick Aspinwall
Stabbed Indonesian Fisherman Thrown Overboard Taiwanese Ship Remains Missing
The incident highlights problems aboard Taiwan's distant water fishing vessels, which NGOs say operate in an unregulated, lawless environment.
2018/04/03 | Nick Aspinwall
Lost at Sea? Taiwanese Fishery Regulation Faces Continued Scrutiny
As Taiwan’s fishing industry awaits a critical EU decision, nonprofits and NGOs call for assistance for migrant workers and improvements in deep sea regulation.