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The End of Fish

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On May 24, 2017

As the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determines whether the bluefin tuna should be listed under the Endangered Species Act (spoiler: under Trump it won’t), it’s worth noting that even

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For those who think the U.S. can’t legitimately do anything about the conditions of work and environmental exploitation overseas, please examine the new seafood importation standard implemented by the Obama administration starting January 1. On Jan. 1 the United States started enforcing a new import rule, which requires fisheries exporting seafood to the United States […]
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I’ve still never seen a free trade agreement that didn’t crush unions on both sides of the agreement:  About 500 fishing cannery workers are in crisis in the Moroccan city of Agadir, according to the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco, and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF), which is campaigning on the […]

Shrimp and Slavery

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On January 10, 2016

Your monthly LGM reminder that if you buy shrimp from supermarkets, you probably are buying a product produced by slaves: Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or

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Slave Labor and Asian Fisheries

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On November 29, 2015
Above: Slaves in the Thai fishing industry Nestlé, long one of the world’s most evil corporations, has finally admitted that much of its fish is procured through slave labor. Migrant workers toiling in Thailand’s seafood industry to supply global companies such as Nestle SA are subjected to hazardous, exploitative and degrading conditions in which some […]
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