New Zealand's turbulent waters: the use of forced labour in the fishing industry

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dc.contributor.author Stringer, C en
dc.contributor.author Whittaker, DH en
dc.contributor.author Simmons, Glenn en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-28T00:20:57Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, 2016, 16 (1), pp. 3 - 24 en
dc.identifier.issn 1471-0374 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28683 en
dc.description.abstract In this article, we make an empirical and conceptual contribution to the emerging debate on unfree labour in the context of labour chains and global value chains. We recast an historical view of poor labour practices aboard some foreign charter vessels fishing in New Zealand's waters as something more nefarious. Applying the International Labour Organization (ILO) and European Commission (EC) operational indicators of human trafficking for forced labour to 293 interviews, we evaluate the extent to which we can consider migrant fishing crew aboard South Korean vessels as victims of forced labour. We find that they are indeed victims of forced labour and that there is a need to extend the ILO/EC operational indicators to take into account exit strategies. Specifically, there is insufficient recognition of deception, exploitation and coercion at the point of exit, which can prevent a trafficked victim from exiting the employment relationship. Thus, it is crucial to take account of all stages, from recruitment to exit, to understand fully unfree labour in labour and global value chains. en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title New Zealand's turbulent waters: the use of forced labour in the fishing industry en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/glob.12077 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 3 en
pubs.volume 16 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Wiley en
pubs.end-page 24 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 487647 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-08-21 en


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