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September 04, 2019 - Sea Shepherd Global

Step inside this Little Ship of Labor Horrors

Step inside this Little Ship of Labor Horrors
Credit: Sea Shepherd

Commentary by Sea Shepherd Captain Peter Hammarstedt about the horrible living conditions of the crew onboard an industrial fishing vessel arrested for illegal fishing in The Gambia.

On the 27th of August, Gambian fisheries inspectors and The Gambia Navy - supported by Sea Shepherd crew on board the M/Y Sam Simon - arrested the F/V Victory 205, a trawler with several documented cases of illegal fishing in a Special Management Area reserved for artisanal fishermen in The Gambia, West Africa. Gambian law enforcement agents also uncovered some of the worst living conditions that I've come across while assisting African coastal States with boardings and inspections at sea.

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