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Migrant exploitation in fishing industry must be reported, warns O’Neill

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Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill today urged anyone with information about the exploitation or trafficking of migrant workers to report it to the authorities.

Responding to media reports that migrant workers were being trafficked across the island, to be used in parts of the south’s fishing industry, the Minister said: “The exploitation of migrant workers in any industry is unacceptable. As Fisheries Minister, I am disturbed at reports that non-EU workers are being exploited by unscrupulous trawler owners in some parts of the industry in the south.

“Migrant workers typically receive low wages, work long hours in cramped and unsanitary conditions and, on many occasions, fear for their safety and well-being. This cannot be tolerated.

“Today I appeal to everyone connected in the fishing industry, north and south and beyond, to be vigilant. If you have any information, bring it to the notice of the PSNI or An Garda Siochana. We each have a role to do whatever we can to prevent such cruel exploitation.”

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