Child labour in kubkub fishing

Children of the kubkub fishery

The problem of child labour in the fishing sector has caught public attention for decades now. It was first highlighted in the mid-1980’s with the national tri-media’s exposure of muro-ami fishing, a form of commercial fishing which was heavily criticized for utilizing child labor and for causing destruction to the marine environment.

Children are deprived of school because they are too tired to attend school after fishing the whole night. They are attracted to the idea that money is easy to come by although they are very much under paid in terms of the share of the income.