16 Mar 2023
No government has ever admitted that the building of dams is the cause of “poverty” among the people of the Mekong River. The fish of the river and their economic value have been taken away in the name of development that comes with the construction of dams. Mekong people have seen their options for survival restricted and narrowed. The poverty of their lives is not something that has just appeared out of the blue. Their fate lies entirely in political decisions, despite the government’s attempts to make the issue apolitical.
23 Jun 2021
After months of proceedings, 11 Burmese migrant fisher members of the Fishers Rights Network (FRN) have won nearly $5,000 USD in back pay after their Thai employer tried to cheat them out of their full pay. Burmese fishers (Source: Fishers Rights) Network (FRN)
11 Dec 2014
(New York) – Thailand’s military government should cancel a plan to encourage prisoners to work on fishing boats given the widespread abuses in the Thai fishery sector. On December 4, 2014, Labor Minister Gen. Surasak Kanchanrat announced a plan to send 176 prisoners whose prison terms are up within one year, and who agree, to work on fishing boats in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand’s major fishery hub.