The Labour Ministry is taking steps to provide better protection for commercial fishermen, especially migrant workers in the industry.
Anusorn Kraiwatnusorn, an assistant to the labour minister, said efforts are being made to ensure trawlers are subject to systematic labour inspections. The move is designed to address allegations of human trafficking within the fishing industry.
International labour and human rights groups have long accused Thailand of tolerating slave labour, especially in the fishing sector, and called for a shake-up of its labour practices.
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