SAFE Seas will build off of nearly twenty years of ILAB experience fighting trafficking and child labor in the fisheries sector by helping the governments of Indonesia and the Philippines strengthen regulations and policies to address labor exploitation on fishing vessels. Working with relevant government ministries and agencies, including labor, maritime/agriculture, anti-trafficking police and coast guard/defense, SAFE Seas will improve coordination and raise the profile of labor issues within government interagency structures. It will also encourage the use of multi-disciplinary inspection models that integrate checks for forced labor, human trafficking and other exploitative practices into searches for illegal activity on fishing vessels. And by engaging fishers themselves, the project will help ensure reporting and remedy mechanisms are relevant, accessible and responsive to their unique circumstances and needs.


  • Philippines
  • Indonesia


  • Fishing
  • Protection

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