C188 Report

Gap analysis of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), and Thai national laws, regulations and other measures concerning conditions of work on board fishing vessels

This gap analysis of C188 was prepared by an inter-disciplinary team of the ILO, including staff of the EU-funded Ship to Shore Rights Project, following extensive consultations conducted by the ILO in partnership with the Ministry of Labour. This analysis has been presented to the Government and social partners for validation and the results are a reflection of this process of close tripartite consultation and engagement.

The report examines Thailand’s existing legal framework for work in fishing followed by a Section-by-Section analysis of the gaps between Thai law and the definitions, scope, general principles, and provisions of C. 188. This analysis drafted in consultation with relevant stakeholders via four focus group meetings conducted on 16 – 17 November 2016. This report was also prepared with support from the Senior International Labour Standard and Labour Law Specialist in the ILO Asia regional office, the ILO’s Transport and Maritime Sectors Unit (SECTOR) in Geneva, and staff in the ILO Bangkok-based project, Combatting Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai Fishing and Seafood Industry.