Thailand to scan eyes of workers in notorious seafood industry

  Thailand is using optical scanning technology to keep track of who is working on its fishing boats, officials said Thursday, as the kingdom tries to curb slave labor and human trafficking that has riddled the low-paid industry. The lucrative fishing business is the fourth largest in the world and is heavily dependant on migrant labor from Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, but documented abuses and forced labor have put the trade under pressure to clean up its act or face consequences. Thailand's junta, which took power in 2014, led the push to overhaul the industry in response to a European Union threat in 2015 to ban all Thai seafood products unless issues were addressed. ...Keep on reading: Thailand to scan eyes of workers in notorious seafood industry

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