Fishers and Plunderers: Theft, Slavery and Violence at Sea

Fishers and Plunderers: Theft, Slavery and Violence at Sea

Alastair Couper, Bruno Ciceri

Language: English

Pages: 216

ISBN: 0745335918

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Fishers and Plunderers focuses on the exploitation of fish and fishers alike in a global industry that gives little consideration to either conservation or human rights. In a business characterized by overprovisioned vessels and shortages of fish, young men are routinely trafficked from poor areas onto fishing boats to work under conditions of virtual slavery. Poverty and debt push many towards piracy and drugs—although the criminality linked to the industry extends far beyond any individual worker, vessel, or fleet. Fishers and Plunderers provides strong evidence of industry-wide crimes and injustices and argues for regulations that protect the rights of fishers across the board.

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