2018 International Maritime Human Rights Conference Reviewed

REVIEW “Human rights and dignity must be a high priority for the maritime sector”. Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, 29 October 2018   London. UK. On 29th October 2018, the second International Maritime Human Rights (IHMR 2018) conference was held at The Fishmonger’s Hall, London with strong international attendance....

Human Rights at Sea announces Jonathan Hall as speaker for the International Maritime Human Rights Conference

Press Release Immediate Monday 1st of October 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea is delighted to announce Jonathan Hall as the next speaker for the International Maritime Human Rights conference 2018. Jonathan Hall is Head of UK Overseas Territories at the RSPB. He has worked with these small island jurisdictions, with a specialism in...

Greenpeace East Asia report documents human rights abuses in Taiwan's international fishing fleet

Press Release London. UK. New evidence released today links human rights abuses to Taiwan’s international fishing fleet, including major seafood trader Fong Chun Formosa Fishery Company (FCF). This has serious implications for its global supply chains, and exposes the ongoing failure of the Taiwan government’s approach to address human trafficking and labor abuse. In the Greenpeace...

REPORT: Fisheries abuses and related observer deaths in the Pacific region

Investigative Report and Case Study  Fisheries abuses and related observer deaths in the Pacific region 4 December 2017 Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest international investigative report and case study into the issue of disappearances and deaths of fisheries observers and related crew in the Pacific region. The report highlights troubling trends...

Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report

PRESS RELEASE 26 October 2017  Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA Crew anti-slavery & trafficking report issued Human Rights at Sea, today publicly issues its independent project report and a fishing industry response into the non-EEA crew issue in Northern Ireland, and which has been linked to the on-going investigations and drive to highlight the issue of...

Europêche fishing vessel owners defend full respect for fishers’ social and labour rights in ILO

– Press release – First issued: Brussels, 22th September 2017 At the ‘Tripartite Meeting on Issues Relating to Migrant Fishers’ organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) this week in Geneva, representatives from Governments, Workers and Employers adopted a set of conclusions, which includes a joint resolution, to address the challenges faced by fishers...

Oceana, SkyTruth and Google Launch Global Fishing Watch, First Free, Online Tool to Reveal Commercial Fishing Activity Worldwide

Oceana, SkyTruth and Google Launch Global Fishing Watch, First Free, Online Tool to Reveal Commercial Fishing Activity Worldwide New Tech Platform Now Available to the Public   WASHINGTON – Oceana, SkyTruth and Google today launched the public Beta of Global Fishing Watch, a new online technology platform that allows anyone in the world free...

Human Rights Conference unites Fisheries Community

Press Release 18 July 2016 IMHR Unites Fisheries over Human Rights The International Maritime Human Rights Conference (IMHR) is delighted to announce its latest sponsors: The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), the Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association (PFA) and the Sociaal fonds voor de trawlvisserij (SFT). The event, taking place on 14 September, will address...

Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries

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...

Press Release: Human Rights at Sea joins with global organisations in letter to EU Commission concerning Thai fishing and human rights abuses

  Human Rights at Sea Press Release Human Rights at Sea joins with global organisations in letter to EU Commission concerning Thai fishing and human rights abuses Human Rights at Sea has joined fellow international labour, environmental and human rights organisations in support of a letter sent to Karmenu Vella, the EU Commissioner for fisheries, maritime...

EU Social Partners promote ratification of ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188 in Bulgaria

EU Social Partners promote ratification of ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188 in Bulgaria During a meeting held on 28 January in Sofia, Bulgaria, the European Social Partners in Fisheries*, the ETF and Europêche, promoted together with the ILO ** the swift ratification of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188. The event was also...

Falklands Islands Government responds to allegations of Modern-Day slavery and piracy

FALKLAND ISLANDS GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS OF MODERN-DAY SLAVERY AND PIRACY In an interview with Página 12 on 1st June 2015, former Greenpeace employee Milko Schvartzman accused the Falkland Islands Government of allowing the Islands fishery to operate under conditions likened to modern-day slavery and to piracy. Portfolio-holder for Natural Resources, MLA Phyl Rendell...

The Falklands: Two fishing crew missing after 'jumping' ship off-shore Falkland Islands

NINE CREWMEN OVERBOARD IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) committed to ensuring safety of fishermen in its waters   Press Release: At 12:14 (GMT-3), Tuesday 17th February, 2015, the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) received notification via the FIG Fisheries Operations that seven Vietnamese crewmen were missing from the Taiwanese jigger,...

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