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Work at Sea: Explaining Labour Relations in the Global Fishing Industry

Work at Sea: Explaining Labour Relations in the Global Fishing Industry

fishing ships in a harbour

Principal Investigator: Peter Vandergeest/Co-Investigator: Philip Kelly.

Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant.

Term: 2019-2024.

The research sets out to examine marine fisheries work, focusing on fisheries based out of Thailand and Taiwan that have been identified as having large numbers of migrant workers and instances of labour abuse. In particular, it aims to understand labour issues as experienced by workers and worker support organizations. These experiences are placed in the context of both the global seafood supply chains (or production networks) and the 'reproduction networks' that link migrant workers with their families and communities in source areas. The research is linked to another project titled "Sweatships at Sea:  Labour reform in the Thai seafood supply chain via hybrid global governance" led by Alin Kadfak at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 

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