‘Historic’ labour abuses decision for squid fishery


A move to combat human rights and labour abuses in a jumbo flying squid fishery in international waters has been hailed as ‘historic’

At its annual meeting last week in Ecuador, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) discussed nine proposals aimed at enhancing sustainability in the fishery.

During the session, delegates including representatives from seafood companies and industry associations endorsed a ‘historic’ decision on labour abuses as well as measures to improve monitoring, control and surveillance.

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