Forced Labor in Thailand’s Fishing Industry in 2009

In 2009, 138 human trafficking cases were reported in Thailand‘s fishing industry, three times more than the year before.

Human trafficking cases for prostitution and begging remained at the same levels between 2008 and 2009.

The increase in human trafficking for the fishing industry was attributed to a worker shortage of 10,000 people.

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Source: “Human trafficking getting worse in fishing industry,” Asia One, June 4, 2010.