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Is this how Taiwan treats its migrant fishermen?

2018/09/15 10:00

The UK-based group Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) this week released a report and video that it says shows gross human rights violations and serious illegal fishing offences aboard the Taiwanese fishing vessel Fuh Sheng 11, the first boat in the world to be detained for violating new international standards of decent work in the fishing industry. The group said when the boat was detained in South Africa earlier this year, Taiwan's Fisheries Agency had the opportunity to take action, but instead conducted a botched inspection, announced there were no human rights issues and allowed the boat to go free. EJF said crew members later told its investigators of beatings from the captain, 22-hour working days and serious injuries to migrants working in dangerous conditions. They also reported that the vessel had illegally finned sharks, including endangered hammerheads, according to EJF.

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