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Expert: Congress Should Repeal Hawaiian Fishing Labor Loophole
Posted on 22 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press, Sept. 22, 2016 - "Two Indonesian fishermen who escaped slavery aboard a Honolulu-based tuna and swordfish vessel when it docked at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf are suing the boat's owner for tricking... Read More

Is Your Hawaiian Seafood Caught by Slaves?
Posted on 8 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Martha Mendoza and Margie Mason, Associated Press, September 8, 2016 - "Pier 17 doesn’t even show up on most Honolulu maps. Cars whiz past it on their way to Waikiki. Passing tourists, let alone locals, are unaware that just behind a guarded... Read More

How US Laws Trap Foreign Workers on Hawaii’s Fishing Boats
Posted on 9 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Associated Press, Sept. 8, 2016 - "Though federal laws and rules don’t mention Hawaii’s fishing fleet by name, technicalities buried in immigration law, maritime regulations and agency rule books have combined to give it a rare distinction... Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Human Trafficking on American Fishing Boat: Sorihin v. Sea Queen II
Posted on 26 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sept. 22, 2016, LAS-ELC - "Two men from Indonesia filed a federal lawsuit [in San Francisco, CA] today alleging that they were induced to pay high recruitment fees to work for a U.S.-based fishing vessel, whose captain mistreated them, isolated them... Read More