China leads list of labor abusers, sometimes akin to slavery, detected on fishing vessels worldwide
In this July 2021 photo provided by Sea Shepherd, the Chang Tai 802, a Chinese-flagged ship, fishes for squid at night on the high seas off the west coast of South America. Hazardous work conditions sometimes akin to slavery have been detected on nearly 500 industrial fishing vessels around the world, including this one, but identifying those responsible for abuses at sea is hampered by a lack of transparency and regulatory oversight, according to research by the Financial Transparency Coalition released on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. (Isaac Haslam/Sea Shepherd via AP, File)
By JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press
Originally Published: November 15, 2023 10:26 a.m.