Fishing, a major industry in impoverished Arakan State, has been in a long decline, pushing many coastal communities into debt.
For one Burmese man, a few beers with a friend turned into a five-year ordeal on a Thai fishing boat.
When a boat stacked with gravel moors at a jetty in Rangoon, a child fills a basket he carries to trucks that whisk the load to construction sites.
Join the Roadshow team as they meet the Moken— some still sailing now-troubled waters, others making a new life as fish out of water on both sides of Burma’s border…
An Associated Press investigation uncovers ships believed to be carrying enslaved fishermen, many of whom may be Burmese.
Thai Prime Minister urges registered fishing boats in his country to resume operations, but thousands of Burmese fishermen remain stuck onshore.