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Caught in the net — Migrant rights ignored in EU fishing sector

Underpaid, overworked and invisible — experts say that fishers in the EU are being abandoned in an industry with a lack of oversight.

The EU fishing industry increasingly relies on migrant labour due to an ageing workforce and declining work conditions, making it less attractive for EU nationals.

But the recent deal on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) could provide a way to improve the conditions for fishers working in the industry in Europe.