November 24, 2022
GLJ-ILRF, Seafood Working Group
This briefing serves as one of the first pieces of literature documenting the international standards, laws, and practices related to providing Wi-Fi for workers in the commercial fishing industry. For fishers who are at sea for months at a time, Wi-Fi is critical to provide access to communication and promote fishers' well-being, improve working conditions and labour rights, and prevent exploitation and ensure access to grievance mechanisms. Wi-Fi has numerous benefits to fishers, captains, vessel owners, and all stakeholders interested in promoting decent work and sustainable fisheries.