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Protections for Migrant Fishermen Introduced

FishermanMRCI welcomes new scheme for undocumented fishermen

The Atypical Working Scheme for Fishermen will allow the regularisation of undocumented fishermen, was brought in as a result of consultations following a Guardian investigation into chronic exploitation and trafficking of migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry. Click here for background information. Allowing undocumented workers to become documented is the best way to fight exploitation, including trafficking. It is critical that enforcement of fishermen’s rights is now prioritised. Inspection and monitoring are vital to ensure exploitation and human trafficking are fully eradicated. MRCI will be monitoring the rollout of the scheme and reaching out to fishermen all over the country to assist them in applying.