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DOE to discuss fisheries labor shortage with Myanmar

 

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BANGKOK, 20 June 2017 (NNT) – Members of the fisheries industry have lamented a labor shortage of up to 74,000 people with as many as 4,000 ships docked due to a lack of workers, saying discussions are to be held with Myanmar to attract immigrant laborers. 

Vice President of the Thai Fisheries Association Sarawut Towasakul has made known fishers across the nation are suffering under a shortage of laborers with figures from a survey taken on June 12 indicating a shortfall of up to 74,000 people and up to 30 percent of boats, or 4,000 fishing vessels, having to remain docked because of the lack of workers. 

He noted however that the Department of Employment under the Ministry of Labor has scheduled a discussion with the Myanmar government this June 29 to July 1 to seek the legal immigration of laborers. The state has set minimum wage for fisheries laborers at between 10 and 12,000 baht or 350 baht per day as well as required medical expenses and housing be covered. 

The fisheries association has pointed out that if the labor shortage continues, seafood products over the next 3-4 months could rise by 50 percent.

 
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Probably as much lamenting as was done on the plantations after the civil war.

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California farmers are going through the same situation. It's much more difficult to hire illegal aliens now so the horrible specter of rising asparagus prices has reared it's ugly head.:shock1:

 

 

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There is no shortage of boats off phukets over fished,and poluted waters thats for sure.

Mostly 2 trawlers working together raping the seas,pulling a kilometer of net between them. 500 boats like this from phuket to langkawi .every day.

350 bht for a 24 hour day 7 days a week. Duh. Who in there right mind would work a job like this.

The picture above was probobly taken during songkran the only day fewer boats were fishing.

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Maybe they can re-educate all the street food sellers in Bangkok who lost their jobs and soon to come all the bar girls in Pattaya Go-Go bars and Gentleman clubs to work on these modern slave ships?

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prison inmates would love a day out ...''ever been to sea Billy''...

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2 hours ago, trogers said:

Time for headhunting in Africa...

Next headline we read is: Thai economy is booming- slave trade sector up 50%

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5 hours ago, fruitman said:

Well maybe it's time to introduce Thailand 4.0 to the fishermen.

 

A European fishingvessel with a crew of 10  can catch the same amount as 500 Thai...And they also can freeze the fish within minutes after being caught and gutted.

Catching fish on larger ships saves a lot of fuel.

 

 

Yes and that's why the worlds stock of fish is so depleted.

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I see this as very good news as it seems like the actions against slave labour finally have some effect.

Good for all the people working in this sector who are no longer slaves and the ones who will get paid more.

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