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The Wide Net of Seafood Slavery

A crew of Cambodian boys and men work on a Thai fishing ship a couple hundred miles off the coast of Thailand in the South China Sea. Credit: Ian Urbina / New York Times

A crew of Cambodian boys and men work on a Thai fishing ship a couple hundred miles off the coast of Thailand in the South China Sea. Credit: Ian Urbina / New York Times

By David Tickler & Jessica Meeuwig

Labour abuses are allowing fishing fleets to remain profitable while depleting fisheries ever-further from the coast.

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