Fishing is one the biggest industries in Asia Pacific. A large proportion of these workers are boys and men from developing countries such as Myanmar. Migrant workers are at an especially high risk of exploitation in this industry. They are increasingly manning fishing boats because nationals of the countries where the boats operate from find the salaries too low for the rigorous work and lengthy periods at sea.
This one-page fact sheet highlights exploitation in the fishing industry in Asia Pacific and provides facts, trends and statistics. Easily distributed digitally as a PDF or as a print-out, it can be used to educate audiences on exploitation in the fishing industry in Asia Pacific. It can be translated into other languages by editing the Adobe Illustrator file.