Work in fishing in the ASEAN region: Protecting the rights of migrant fishers

During 12 – 13 September 2013, representatives of governments, employers’ organizations and trade unions in the ASEAN region convened at the Aston Hotel, Makassar, Indonesia for the International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional meeting on Work in Fishing: Increased Knowledge Base and Sharing Good Practices for the Protection of Migrant Workers. During the meeting, representatives listened to presentations by regional and international experts and participated in group work that resulted in a list of conclusions and recommendations for further action.

This publication provides a snapshot of the legislation, policies, support services and tools available to improve the protection of migrant fishers in ASEAN. It draws from information shared at the regional meeting as well as other relevant sources. It is hoped that this resource will be a valuable addition to the existing tools available for policy makers and other stakeholders working towards a stronger system of protection for ASEAN migrant fishers.