Ship to Shore Rights Project

Launch of the baseline research on working conditions in the Thai fishing and seafood industry

ILO issues baseline research findings on labour conditions of fishers and seafood workers in Thailand.

Within the context of the EU-funded ILO Ship to Shore Rights Project, the baseline research on Thai fishing and seafood industry conducted in March and April 2017 surveyed 434 workers in 11 provinces across fishing and seafood processing (which included aquaculture.)  

The research covered worker’s recent experience in the industry on recruitment, wages, hours, safety and health, support services, complaint mechanisms, living conditions, forced labour indicators, and legal compliance levels.


12:30 – Registration
13:00 – Opening Remarks
  • Mrs. Luisa Ragher, Charge d’Affaires of EU Delegation to Thailand
  • Mr. Graeme Buckley, Director, ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia, and Lao PDR
13:15 – Video presentation on baseline research findings
13:20 – Perspectives from the field on improving working conditions the Thai fishing and Seafood industry
  • Ms. Jaratsri Wansuk, Deputy Department Manager, Thai Union
  • Ms. Thitar Oo, Field Officer Migrant, Rak Thai Foundation
  • Mr. Jason Judd, Senior Technical Officer, ILO
13:40 – Questions and Answers
13:55 – Remarks by Mr. Jarin Jakkaphak, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour
(Thai and English translation services will be provided - Admission Free)