Forced labor and slavery are common problems that laborers have to go through in the seafood industry in Asia. As many as 30,000 forced laborers from Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia are working in the Thai seafood industry. They face a lot of hardships in the industry from human trafficking to labor abuse. So, what is a way to stop the abuses and hardships that migrant laborers face?
The civil society groups are using the Blockchain technology to make the seafood supply chains as transparent as possible. This will put an end to the slavery treatment meted on the migrant workers in the industry. The Blockchain technology will store all the relevant details of the financial transactions. Hence, exploiting the labor wages by the middlemen and the labor unions will stop. As the details are transparent and shared, it can be verified by anyone.
The seafood can be easily traced with the help of the Blockchain technology. There are systems in place to trace the pole and line catch of the fishes and a consumer will know from where the catch was made. The unreported and illegal fishing can be eliminated with the use of Blockchain technology in the seafood business.