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

Report of the Proceedings

Report of the Proceedings


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

11 to 13 December 2013, Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

“Migrants don’t come to countries where there is no employment. Migrants want jobs because then they can send money home, which is what they want to do most. They don’t come to beg...We should understand that the war on migration will not be won because it can’t be.”

—Francois Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants (in an interview with Vaiju Narvane, The Hindu, 24 October 2013)

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), and the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project of FAO. It was attended by intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM),...