Associated Press Says Foreign Fishermen on Hawaiian Vessels May Be Fishing With Illegal Licenses
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Associated Press] February 10, 2017
Hawaii authorities may have been violating their own state laws for years by issuing commercial fishing licenses to thousands of foreign workers who were refused entry into the country, The Associated Press has found.
About 700 of these men are currently confined to vessels in Honolulu without visas, some making less than $1 an hour. They work without most basic labor protections just a few miles from Waikiki's white sand beaches, catching premium tuna and swordfish sold at some of America's most upscale grocery stores, hotels and restaurants...
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