Martha Mendoza, Associated Press reporter, talks with NPR’s Kelly McEvers (Sept. 13, 2016) about Slave-Like Conditions on Hawaii Fishing Fleets. Excerpts:
[T]hese are American-flagged boats that are American-owned. And they have American captains. And they’re fishing in a U.S. fishery managed by the federal government. There’s a fleet of about 140 boats with about 700 crew members. Almost all are non-citizen, undocumented men from Southeast Asia in the Pacific. They don’t have visas. And they are never allowed to come onshore.