7 Sep 2014

Michael Field - The Catch

From Sunday Morning, 8:40 am on 7 September 2014

Journalist Michael Field talks to Wallace about his investigation into working conditions and fishing practices on foreign charter vessels in NZ waters.

In his new book, The Catch, he reveals stories of modern slavery in which men from poor countries are trapped on filthy, unsafe ships, abused by those in charge, and receive little or no pay.

As well as the human cost, Michael Field also explores wasteful, environmentally damaging – and sometimes illegal – fishing practices.

The Catch: How shipping companies reinvented slavery and plunder the oceans is published by Awa Press.