Manning Agents & UK Fisheries Supply Chain Investigative Report & Case Study of Non-EEA crew from the Philippines

Press Release Immediate London.UK. Human Rights at Sea has published a new case study exploring the issue of Philippine manning agencies supplying Non-EEA crew to the UK Fisheries industry and the issues this raises in terms of transparency of practice, due diligence to assure welfare safeguards for crew, and the necessary safeguards required to...

Marlins and Human Rights at Sea new Diversity and Inclusion at Sea course goes live

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Marlins and Human Rights at Sea new Diversity and Inclusion at Sea course goes live Marlins, V.Group’s training business and Human Rights at Sea collaboration on a Diversity and Inclusion at Sea e-learning course is now available and being offered free of charge to individual seafarers for a limited time via...

Thailand prematurely upgraded in annual anti-trafficking report

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Thailand prematurely upgraded in annual anti-trafficking report Move unwarranted and could slow progress, according to international coalition   (Washington, DC) – The U.S. State Department has removed Thailand from the lowest ranking in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report in a move that an international coalition of human rights, labor...

Case Study: New Zealand Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Act in force – protecting fishers?

“Once vessels are flagged to New Zealand the full range of New Zealand law including employment relations and workplace health and safety law will automatically apply and be enforceable.” Hon NATHAN GUY (Minister for Primary Industries) 14 February 2013 Over the last decade, the New Zealand fishing industry has been shaken by a series...

Human Rights at Sea Comment: Irish Government Report on non-EEA workers in Irish Fishing Fleet

Following the establishment of a dedicated Task Force, the Irish Government has issued its Report of the Government Task Force on Non-EEA workers in the Irish Fishing Fleet December 2015. The Report was instigated in response to The Guardian Newspaper (2 November 2015) article raising the issue of trafficked migrant fishermen and in which it...

Falkland Islands Government implements positive steps to protect fishermen in South Atlantic

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to be able to report that the Falkland Islands Government is introducing new safety and crewing measures that “will sometimes exceed flag State requirements, in order to improve the safety of fishermen working on ships in Falkland’s waters” (Penguin News, Fri Dec 4th, 2015 & Merco Press Dec 9, 2015)....

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