Survivors’ perspectives on labour abuse in the fishing industry

The report Valuing Victims Voices is based on 26 narratives shared by men working as crew in distant water fisheries from Fiji and Indonesia.

This study was undertaken in Fiji and Indonesia to understand the experiences of exploitation in DW fisheries from the survivors’ perspective. Sixteen participants from Fiji and ten from Indonesia wrote or recorded narratives about their experiences. They were guided through the process of narrative construction by partner NGOs.

The study revealed how violence and inhuman treatment were often determined by racial discrimination. Severe work-related injuries were common, and exploitations were rarely formally reported or resulted in remedy for the survivors.


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