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.
We wish to gratefully acknowledge the following persons and departments for all assistance received in ensuring the participation of different stakeholders and representation of different perspectives in the Dialogue:
Brandt Wagner, Unit Head, Transport and Maritime, Sectoral Activities Department, ILO, Geneva;
Chumnarn Pongsri, Secretary General, SEAFDEC;
Claudia Natali, Labour Migration and Counter Trafficking Programme Co-ordinator, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok;
Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour, Bangkok;
Department of Fisheries, Bangkok;
Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labour, Bangkok;
Magnus Torell, Senior Adviser, SEAFDEC, Bangkok;
Max Tuñón, Senior Programme Officer/Project Co-ordinator, TRIANGLE Project, ILO, Bangkok;
Ploenpit Srisiri, Arompongpangan Foundation, Bangkok;
Ravadee Prasertcharoensuk, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF), Bangkok and Member, ICSF; and
Simon FungeSmith, Senior Fishery Officer, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok.
We also gratefully acknowledge the Chulaongkorn University, Bangkok, for co-hosting the Dialogue.