Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia

Fair Seas: South-East Asian Labour Conference on decent work and resilience in fishing and seafood processing sectors

A forum for fishers

ILO Ship to Shore Rights SEA, in coordination with the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investments of Indonesia, will convene a 2-day sub-regional conference of the SEA Forum for Fishers.


6 - 7 September 2022

Infinity8 Bali Hotel

Nusa Dua, Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.88A, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online Sessions

Plenary sessions to be filmed and live streamed. Online participants can ask questions via Slido.


Regional Coordination

To revitalize the SEA Forum for Fishers as a regional coordination forum to address the decent work deficits for workers in the fish and seafood supply chain.

Renew Commitments

To renew commitments for more effective protection and increased resilience for all workers, particularly part-time, low-wage, migrants, women workers, and informal workers.

Bring Stakeholders Together

The conference will bring together stakeholders from Southeast Asia and address the challenges of labour protection for workers in the fishing sectors.

Create Partnerships

To create partnerships between South-East Asian stakeholders for collective action to reduce inequalities and foster social and economic inclusion through creating decent jobs.

Conference agenda

The conference will include sessions on COVID-19 recovery, fair migration in the sector and various discussions forums.

Relevant Publications

The Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia have produced a plethora of publications relevant to the Fair Seas Conference and to the region’s fishing and seafood processing sector.

This brief assesses the impacts of the pandemic on workers in the fishing industry in Asia and the Pacific, with particular attention to the pandemic’s impacts on migrant fishers. Read here.

This report sets out the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy for the Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme, which aims to increase the visibility of gender inequality within the fishing and seafood processing sectors and reset it through a gender transformative approach. Read here.

This publication highlights the findings of the assessment of the Seafood GLP programme. It covers lessons learned and challenges ahead. It also features a number of concrete recommendations for strengthening the effectiveness of the programme which in turn will help improve labour standards in the fishing and seafood processing sector. Read here.

Assessment of organizational resilience of trade unions and civil society organizations since the military takeover in February 2021 in Myanmar. Read here.

Updates and news from the Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme. Read here.

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