Greenpeace has released a new report. Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries exposes human rights abuses, IUU fishing and endemic problems in Taiwan’s distant water fisheries, and outlines some of the failings we’ve observed with Taiwan’s Government and Fisheries Agency. The report is based on field investigations conducted in 2014 and 2015, and reveals serious crimes. Taiwanese companies like FCF are suppliers of large seafood companies, including Thai Union Group.
Additionally, Greenpeace has published a new blog that highlights problems with the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the seafood companies that hide behind ISSF in lieu of promoting better management in fisheries.
The report also provided a comprehensive outline of the now infamous murder at sea of fishermen in the Indian Ocean as highlighted by international organisations in 2014, including profiling by Human Rights at Sea.
David Hammond, CEO Human Rights at Sea, commented: “Greenpeace should be congratulated on a very detailed piece of investigative civil society reporting backed by significant field research into the matters raised. The quality of the publication makes this a must read for establishing factual narratives to be taken into due consideration by interested parties, globally. This publication also acts as an example of gross failures in the respecting of human rights in business.”
Human Rights at Sea introductory commentary on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment can be downloaded HERE.