NEXUS in Oslo, Norway for International Expert Meeting on Labor Exploitation in the Fishing Sector (November 2015)

OSLO, 25-26 November 2015 – NEXUS Institute participated in the International Expert Meeting on Labor Exploitation in the Fishing Sector in the Atlantic Region in Oslo, Norway. The Oslo Conference discussed good practices, innovative solutions and recommended ways to tackle labor exploitation in the fishing sector. It explored the responsibilities of state parties (flag states, […]

NEXUS in Vienna for FishCRIME 2017 (September 2017)

VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 25-26 September 2017 – NEXUS Institute Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees moderated a panel on trafficking in persons in the fishing industry at the Third International Symposium on Fisheries Crime (FishCRIME). FishCRIME 2017 was co-organized by the Government of Indonesia, the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Fisheries, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime […]

Q&A with NEXUS on Forced Labor in Fishing – Addressing the Problem (November 2015)

24 November 2015 – Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees spoke with the International Labour Organization about possible remedies to labor exploitation in the industry. What are the main problems in the fishing sector? There is a range of pressing issues to be considered in the fishing industry – including pollution and environmental concerns, illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, […]

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020

For World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020, we are sharing with you our publications from the last year. In 2019, we were pleased to publish the research series from our project Good Practice in Global Data Collection on Trafficking in Persons: The Science (and Art) of Understanding TIP, which ran from 2014-2018. This global study drew […]

NEXUS in Bangkok, Thailand for SEAFDEC Regional Technical Consultation (February 2016)

BANGKOK, 25-27 February 2016 – NEXUS was pleased to participate in the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) Regional Technical Consultation on Labor Aspects within the Fishing Industry in the ASEAN Region in Bangkok, Thailand. The consultation included an update on agreements, instruments and international conventions relevant to the fishing sector and an update of current legal […]

NEXUS in the News – Abandoned On Board (January 2015)

January 2015 – The importance of identifying and protecting victims of trafficking for fishing was highlighted by NEXUS Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees in a Stop Illegal Fishing article. “At the end of the day these people are victims of crime, and they have certain rights. They need certain protections and assistance and they are entitled […]

NEXUS in the News – Moving Against the Trafficking of Fishers (January 2016)

12 January 2016 – The critical issue of human trafficking in the fishing industry was highlighted by NEXUS Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees in a SciDevNet article about data-driven approaches to combat human trafficking in the fishing industry. The article focused on the recent meeting of experts led by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Oslo, Norway to tackle […]

NEXUS in Cape Town, South Africa for International Symposium on FishCRIME (October 2015)

CAPE TOWN, 12-13 October 2015 – NEXUS joined nearly 200 delegates from 31 countries in Cape Town, South Africa to participate in the inaugural International Symposium on FishCRIME. NEXUS Institute’s Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees presented on human trafficking for fishing, based on NEXUS’ extensive research on this understudied form of trafficking. Her presentation focused on how human […]

Trafficking in Conflict and Refugee Settings

Identifying Trafficked Migrants and Refugees Along the Balkan Route. Exploring the Boundaries of Exploitation, Vulnerability and Risk (2019) This article explores what we can learn about the identification of and assistance to trafficked persons from practitioners in Serbia on the front line of Europe’s “refugee crisis”. Questions arise as to whether and to what extent […]

Trafficking for Fishing

NEXUS has conducted a number of research studies on human trafficking in the fishing industry. In addition, trafficked fishers have comprised a significant proportion of respondents in NEXUS Institute’s regional study on the reintegration of trafficking victims in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and longitudinal study with Indonesian trafficking victims. Research Studies At Home: Family Reintegration of Trafficked […]