Slow boat to nowhere: coronavirus leaves exploited fishing crew members stuck on the high seas

For the thousands of fishing industry workers and crew members who boarded their employers’ vessels before the coronavirus outbreak, most thought that before long they would be back from the journeys to their homes and families. For many, though, a few weeks or months have turned into an indefinite period at sea, while others have been left with unpaid salaries, or worse, with no job at all.Labour groups and advocates have warned of a spike in exploitative practices aboard the boats and have…

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