State accused of failing to act on complaints of migrant abuse in fishing industry

20-page report from trade union will claim scheme designed to regulate fishing industry has made things worse for migrant fishers

Ireland’s fishing industry has been widely criticised globally over recent years, including by four UN special rapporteurs. Picture:

A government scheme designed to better regulate Ireland’s much-criticised fishing industry has made things worse for migrant workers, resulting in a loss of income and protection for many working on Irish-owned vessels, an expert group has claimed.

The ITF, an international trade union that represents fishing industry workers, will tomorrow submit a 20-page report to the government which says the state has failed to effectively reduce exploitation and abuse in the Irish fishing industry despite ...