Horror in Thailand’s fishing industry

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Tales of horror in Thailand's shrimping industry2

Horrific accounts of forced labor are coming out of Thailand, with thousands basically working as slaves. While governments around the world have urged Thailand to address human rights concerns, it’s easier said than done.

CCTV’s Tony Cheng reports from Thailand.

Tales of horror in Thailand's shrimping industry

Tales of horror in Thailand's shrimping industry

Horrific accounts of forced labor are coming out of Thailand, with thousands basically working as slaves. While governments around the world have urged Thailand to address human rights concerns, it's easier said than done.

Thailand’s Foreign Ministry insists the European Union has acknowledged the governments attempt to try and stop slave labor in the fishing industry. The statement came in reaction to an EU warning that Thailand ‘promptly’ address human rights and slavery issues in the industry and warns that an import ban could be placed on Thai seafood.

The U.S. and Japan are top importers of Thai frozen and processed shrimp exports according to the Thai Frozen Foods Association.

Illegal migrants from Myanmar and Cambodia are routinely overworked and cheated out of their wages, with many forced onto boats against their will.

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Greenpeace’s Jackie Dragon on protecting human rights in the fishing industry

CCTV America’s Michelle Makori spoke with Jackie Dragon, the Senior Oceans Campaigner with Greenpeace USA.

Greenpeace's Jackie Dragon on protecting human rights in the fishing industry

Greenpeace's Jackie Dragon on protecting human rights in the fishing industry

CCTV America's Michelle Makori spoke with Jackie Dragon, the Senior Oceans Campaigner with Greenpeace USA.