Thailand demands catch certificates from Myanmar fishermen

Thai traders have started asking Myanmar’s fishermen to provide catch certificates as the European Union tightens oversight of Thailand’s troubled fishing industry. The EU now requires Thailand – a major global supplier of seafood – to prove where its fish have been caught when exporting internationally, said industry insiders, after a number of serious abuses […]

Windfall for Tanintharyi fishermen

Since the end of last year, the price of diesel has halved from K200,000 a barrel to around K100,000 today – a major boon for fishermen who can now afford to fish longer hours. “The price has dropped by close to half, so we can double our fishing time,” said U Thet Soe, secretary general […]

Fishermen compensated for years of unpaid work

After a long fight, a handful of Myanmar fishermen yesterday received compensation for their work on fishing trawlers plying remote Indonesian waters. Out of the 105 fishermen repatriated to Myanmar on September 6, 65 were sent reimbursements yesterday, according to the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta. “We are discussing with the fishery companies to get compensation […]