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Your Call: Slavery in the global fishing industry

Mar 2, 2016

 On the March 3rd edition of Your Call, we’re examining slavery in the global fishing industry. 

February 24, 2016 President Obama signed a trade bill banning U.S. imports made by slaves and children. The bill comes after a series of investigations revealing rampant abuse and exploitation in South East Asia's fishing industry. 

Where does our fish come from? How effective will the new ban be at deterring forced labor? 

It’s Your Call, with guest host Renee Kemp and you.

Martha Mendoza, investigative reporter, Associated Press

Web Resources:

U.S. Department of Labor: List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor 

AP: An AP investigation helps free slaves in the 21st century

The Nation:  Congress Has Only Now Banned Slave Labor in US Imports

NY Times: ‘Sea Slaves’: The Human Misery that Feeds Pets and Livestock