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Human rights for migrant Burmese fish workers in the EU-initiated sustainable fisheries reform in Thailand

Research project

Short description

The aim of the project is to understand how EU’s fishing policy, as a global governance mechanism, addresses both sustainability and human rights. Thailand’s fisheries reform is used as empirical case, and the researchers will carry out in-depth studies in Thailand and Myanmar.

Research aims and methods

The project studies how the EU fishing policy, as a global governance mechanism, addresses sustainability and human rights, using Thailand’s fisheries reform as empirical case. 

The researchers will carry out in-depth studies in two sites, Thailand and Myanmar in order to understand a deeper understanding of regional migration patterns and challenges including those for migrant fish workers, and recent policy implementation intended to prevent IUU fishing. In Thailand, they hope to be able to map actors and how they influence, negotiate and form alliances in rearranged governance mechanisms during the IUU regulations. They will follow Burmese migrant fish workers back to Myanmar to understand how the recent fisheries reform shows a positive or negative impact on them.
 

Members

Alin Kadfak

Sebastian Linke

Than Pale, Yangon University in Myanmar 

Contact

Alin Kadfak