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Counter-Trafficking in Southeast Asia’s Fisheries

March 1, 2022

ASEAN-ACT in partnership with the Labour Protection Network (LPN), hosted a private documentary screening followed by a panel discussion (1 March 2022).

The ‘Ghost Fleet’ documentary follows the journey of Patima Tungpuchayakul and her organisation LPN on one of their rescue missions to repatriate victims of forced labour in Southeast Asia’s fishing industry.

Senior Government delegates from the ASEAN region along with NGO representatives discussed the issue of forced labour in fisheries as a regional threat to communities and economies, and the policies and approaches needed to prevent and respond to this crime.

What does the future look like for victims of forced labour in Southeast Asia’s fisheries?

How can the region work together towards a more sustainable fishing sector?

Click ‘Watch on YouTube‘ in the video above for closed captions.

For more information about our grants program with LPN and others in the region, visit www.aseanact.org/about/grants-program/

A directory of organisations working to end trafficking in ASEAN can be found here: www.aseanactpartnershiphub.com/directories/



  • Pol. General Tamasak Wicharaya, Government of Thailand, Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs
  • H.E. Chou Bun Eng, Government of Cambodia, Secretary of State, Ministry of Interior, Permanent Vice-Chairperson, National Committee for Counter-Trafficking
  • Ir. Mansur M.M, Government of Indonesia, Director of Fishing Vessels and Fishing Equipment
  • Ms Patima Tungpuchayakul, Founder of Labour Protection Network, Thailand
  • Ms Khin Myo Thant, Program Manager, World Vision Myanmar