Catcher to counter campaign
- International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)
From catcher to counter addresses the fishing industry as whole. Their efforts helped to create Convention 188, which, for the first time, acknowledges the importance of employment contracts, working hours, rest times and safety standards in the fishing industry. Convention 188 has given union affiliates a set of principles to fight for in protecting fishers. It has established concrete standards as a starting point to further regulate the industry.
Significance for seafood businesses:
Specifically for fishers. Useful for awareness as an organisation working to support the industry, and improve governance, safety and welfare within the global seafood industry.
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