On Sat, 3 Jun 2023 06:59:14 -0700 (PDT), Tom Kunich
No, "my king" didn't eliminate slavery in Thailand. A King did that
back in the 1800's.
But what is this talk about child slavery that you keep harping about?
I've asked before about that and you have been rather reticent, but
I'd be very interested in learning more about it.
And no "the fishing industry" didn't support slavery... of any sort.
See Tommy, that's your problem, you don't know what you are talking
As for the fishing industry and what happenings:
(1) a great many illegal immigrants come to Thailand in search of a
job. Now, these people, if caught can be put in jail or more likely
So firstly we are dealing with technically, felons.
(2) Some Thai fishing boats fish in local waters and some fish in
foreign waters, as far away as some of the Indonesian islands.
(3) The "local" fishing boats hire Thai fisherman as there is no
alternative as they return to port every day or so and if they had
illegal's they would get caught.
Those entering the country and working illegally could face a sentence
of up to five years and a fine of up to 100,000 baht ($2,941).
the penalty for employing illegal workers is fines of 400,000 baht
($11,766) to 800,000 baht ($23,532) for each employee.
(4) The "foreign" fishing fleet spend months at sea. They sell their
catch to foreign company and re-supply from foreign sources. and may
not return to Thai ports for as long as half a year. And thus can
employ illegal workers without danger of being caught and fined.
5) It is likely that a fishing boat that employs illegal workers, who
are in law, criminals, may not pay then well, or perhaps at all in
NOW PAY ATTENTION TO THIS PART TOMMY
People, even in strange lands, talk to each other. Go to any town or
village across the border from Thailand and ask around and you'll soon
learn who takes people across the border, how much it costs, and the
best place in Thailand to get a job.
Secondly, around every fishing port there are little villages. Where
else would fisherman's wives and kids live. And, to my knowledge in
the mix there will be a certain number of illegal's. And, of course,
every one talks to one another.
So, a fishing captain sails off with a crew of, maybe, 15 fishermen
and comes back 6 months later with no one but himself and the chief
engineer and no one would comment? The police wouldn't notice? He'd
have no problems in getting another crew?
But it likely does happen, just as it happens in other trades, and it
certainly makes headlines for some reporter.