Labour Minister Confident in Solutions for Thailand’s Fishing Industry

The Labour Minister gave a special speech on Policies to Resolve Labour Issues in Thai Fishing at the seminar on Reforming Fishing Vessels, Tools and Labour towards Sustainable Fishing in a Thailand 4.0. In his speech, he said the fishing industry in Thailand was often deemed connected to human trafficking, child labour and slavery, as well as illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing. He explained this to be an issue requiring urgent action, whereby efforts have not only been aimed to improve Thailand's ranking in the TIP report and to remove Thailand from the EU's account of forbidden imports, but also to ensure labour standards meet international levels and that the fishing industry is driven towards a Thailand 4.0.

Source: Ministry of Labour