MEN FORCED TO WORK AS SLAVES TO CATCH SEAFOOD FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY
In the Indonesian island village of Benjina, hundreds of trapped men work night and day to net squid, shrimp, snapper and other fish. Many are from Burma – – one of the world’s poorest nations — and have been kidnapped or tricked into fishing. Their living conditions are poor, and many haven’t seen families for so long, they’re considered dead. Their stories expose a dark truth in food industry — our seafood may come from slaves.
“If Americans and Europeans are eating this fish, they should remember us. There must be a mountain of bones under the sea,” Hlaing Min, a runaway slave says. “The bones of the people could be an island, it’s that many.”