Surachai told DVB that migrant fishermen are frequently threatened by Thai authorities and bosses if they raise their concerns.
Having served two-year sentences for illegally entering Indian territorial waters, 18 Burmese fishermen were yesterday released from prison and allowed to return home.
More than a third of migrant fishermen in Thailand clearly were victims of trafficking over the past five years and even more workers in the industry were possibly trafficked as…
Myint Thein, a Fisheries Department officer in southern Arakan State, an area with thousands of fishermen, discusses the challenges facing the fishing industry there.
Fishing, a major industry in impoverished Arakan State, has been in a long decline, pushing many coastal communities into debt.
Based on his tattoo and clothing, police speculate he was a Burmese fisherman who may have been killed in a fight and dumped at sea.