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Slavery taints global supply of seafood

Slavery taints global supply of seafood

Your seafood may come from slaves.

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Is the fish you buy caught by slaves?

Is the fish you buy caught by slaves?

Such fish can wind up in the supply chains of some of America's major grocery stores.

March 25, 2015 3:15 pm Photos

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 photo, a refrigerated cargo ship called the Silver Sea Line, a 3,000-ton cargo ship, second from right, is docked at Thajeen Port in Samut Sakhon, Thailand, 15 days after it set sail from Benjina, Indonesia with a load of wild-caught seafood. The ship belongs …

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 image from video, Tun Lin Maung sits with a group of slave fishermen from Myanmar behind a fishing company building in Benjina, Indonesia. Maung says it has been two years since he escaped from his Thai fishing trawler, where he and other slaves worked day and…

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 photo, workers in Benjina, Indonesia, load fish onto a cargo ship bound for Thailand. Seafood caught by slaves mixes in with other fish at a number of sites in Thailand, including processing plants. U.S. Customs records show that several of those Thai factorie…

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

This Monday, March 16, 2015, photo shows the Stavis Seafoods booth at the Seafood Expo in Boston. Stavis prides itself on its responsible sourcing practices. The company visits processors and fisheries, requires notarized certification of legal practices and uses third-party audits to avoid …

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 photo, workers in Benjina, Indonesia, load fish into a cargo ship bound for Thailand. Seafood caught by slaves mixes in with other fish at a number of sites in Thailand, including processing plants. U.S. Customs records show that several of those Thai factorie…

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

This Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 image from video shows a sleeping area used by unpaid fishermen from Myanmar when their trawlers dock to unload fish at the port in Benjina, Indonesia. The men say they sometimes spend weeks, even months at sea working up to 22 hours a day. (AP Photo/APTN)

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 photo, a security guard talks to detainees inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. They said they lived on a few bites of rice and curry a day in a space barely big…

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 photo, a refrigerated truck enters the Thajeen Port where cargo ships carrying seafood are docked in Samut Sakhon, Thailand. It is in this Thai port that slave-caught seafood starts to lose its history. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 image from video, Hla Phyo stands next to a grave marker of a man he helped bury, a Burmese fisherman slave who died on a fishing boat, at a cemetery in Benjina, Indonesia. Phyo, a former slave, said conditions on the Thai-run trawlers were horrific. He said …

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Monday, March 16, 2015 photo, Thai Frozen Foods Association President Dr. Poj Aramwattananont speaks during an interview at the Seafood Expo in Boston. He said Thais know that human trafficking is wrong, but Thai companies cannot always track down the origins of their fish and whethe…

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 image from video, a group of former slaves from Myanmar, who worked on fishing ships, walk in the densely forested interior of an island in the Arafura Sea after escaping from Benjina, Indonesia. They cut trees and sell the wood to earn money for food. (AP Photo/APTN)

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 image from video, workers from Myanmar load fish onto a Thai-flagged cargo ship in Benjina, Indonesia. An intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from slaves. (AP Photo/APTN)

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 photo, workers in Benjina, Indonesia, load fish onto a cargo ship bound for Thailand. Seafood caught by slaves mixes in with other fish at a number of sites in Thailand, including processing plants. U.S. Customs records show that several of those Thai factorie…

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 image from video, Kyaw Naing, a slave from Myanmar, looks through the bars of a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia. After working for three years on a Thai trawler, sometimes enduring beatings with the bones of sting ray, he begged…

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 photo, frozen seafood is off-loaded from a refrigerated cargo ship called the Silver Sea Line, a 3,000-ton cargo ship, at Thajeen Port in Samut Sakhon, Thailand, 15 days after it set sail from Benjina, Indonesia. The ship belongs to the Silver Sea Reefer Co., …

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 image from video, a former slave from Myanmar who goes by the name Mozet, center, one of several slaves who escaped or ran away while Thai trawlers were docked at the Benjina port, cuts planks from a tree to earn money for food. Because the men were brought to…

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 image from video, slaves from Myanmar lean over the deck of their fishing trawler at the port in Benjina, Indonesia. "I want to go home. We all do," one man called out in Burmese, a cry repeated by others. "Our parents haven't heard from us for a long time. I…

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 image from video, Maung Soe of Myanmar holds up a copy of the seafarer's book given to him before he boarded a Thai fishing trawler, in Benjina, Indonesia. Illegal workers are given false documents because Thai boats cannot hire undocumented crew. "That's not …

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