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The Dirty Secret of Taiwan’s Fishing Industry

Taiwan’s systemic inertia has created the perfect environment for the continued exploitation of migrant fishermen.

  • James X. Morris
  • The Diplomat

In recent years an increasing number of reports have come out about migrant fishing labor violations occurring on Taiwanese-flagged vessels.

Fle 1aThese reports are part of a larger body of journalism focusing on the symptoms of a global fishing industry that has been largely left outside of world regulation standards and exists within an…

The reports are the same: garnished and unpaid wages, confiscated identification, verbal abuse, beatings, and…

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