Unions lodge complaint with ILO

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have today submitted a case to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) against the government of Thailand relating to breaches of ILO Convention 29 on forced labour in the Thai fishing industry. Thailand signed the convention in 1969.

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Europêche debunks Pauly overfishing claims

Scientists around the world have been quick to criticise an NGO-funded study by Daniel Pauly and others, arguing that it does not tell us anything about the state of fish stocks or about the need for further management. The paper claims that the global catch data, as reported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is incorrect and it should in fact be lower, citing overfishing as the cause.

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