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Report of the Proceedings: Enhancing Capacities of Fishing Communities: ICSF-BOBLME Sub-regional Dialogue on Labour, Migration and Fisheries Management
  • :2014
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Report of the Proceedings


Enhancing Capacities of Fishing Communities: ICSF-BOBLME
Sub-regional Dialogue on Labour, Migration and Fisheries Management


This report on the “Sub-regional Dialogue on Labour, Migration and Fisheries Management”,
held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, from 11 to 13 December 2013, highlights
the issue of migrant labour on board fishing vessels and the problems migrant workers face in
their workaday lives. This report will be useful for students, researchers, activists and anyone
else interested in matters related to fisheries and small-scale fishing communities.

Summary

SUMMARY

Title and Venue

The Sub-regional Dialogue on Labour, Migration and Fisheries Management was organized at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, from 11 to 13 December 2013 as a collaborative event between the Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF), the Action Network for Migrants (ANM), Chulalongkorn University (CU), the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Dialogue Partners

Participating in the Dialogue as partners were intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC), and representatives of academia, labour unions, civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), vessel owners and fish processors, the Thai Ministry of Labour (MOL) and the Thai Department of Fisheries (DOF).

Dialogue Focus

Based on the Migrant Workers’ Convention, 1990, the Dialogue treated all fishers employed on board a vessel, registered in a State of which they are not nationals, as migrant fishers. By focusing...