A quarter of forced labour fishing vessels linked with Europe

Workers onboard a Thai fishing vessel

Source: ILO

The European fishing industry is not immune to the practice of forced labour.

One in four fishing vessels accused of forced labour are owned by European companies, with a quarter more flagged to China.

That’s according to a new report by the Financial Transparency Coalition which reveals that 22.5% of industrial and semi-industrial fishing vessels accused of forced labour were owned by European companies, topped by Spain, Russian and UK firms.

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