Only one of the 241 Cambodians questioned for the largest survey of the notoriously abusive Thai fishing industry’s workforce to date said he was forced into the job, according to a new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO). Though some of the findings are in contrast to NGO reports of rampant trafficking of migrant workers into the $7 billion-a-year industry, the report—entitled Employment Practices and Working Conditions in Thailand’s Fishing Sector and released Monday—does find widespread labor law abuse. Nearly all the 596 workers surveyed, most of them from Burma, had no contracts, which violates Thai labor
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