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Labor Exploitation, Illegal Fishing Continue to Plague Asian Seas

A new report from the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) should be cause for alarm for many leaders in the Indo-Pacific. Entitled "Blood and Water: Human rights abuse in the global seafood industry," the report provides the latest information on "cases of slavery, debt bondage, insufficient food and water, filthy living conditions, physical and sexual assault, and even murder" occurring on fishing vessels flying flags from 13 countries, both developing and developed, from Asia and South America to the European Union and United States.

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