Gold 2020 / Editorial / Environmental

Slavery At Sea

  • Photographer
    Jean-Michel Clajot
  • Agency / Studio
    Cosmos Photo
  • Prizes
    Gold in Editorial/Environmental

Mahachai, unofficially known as “Little Myanmar” is located southwest of Bangkok and crowded with migrant workers from Myanmar. They are working at seafood factories and employed by Thai employers, for minimum wages of Bt200 (5EUR) per day. The use of trafficked labour is systematic in the Thai fishing industry. Migrant workers in the fishing industry, are suffering terrible abuses and are all too often denied their basic human rights.