The tiger prawn industry in Thailand exploits people and the environment. Small fish and juvenile sharks, caught by Thai trawlers operating illegally in foreign waters from Indonesia to Bangladesh, are ground into fishmeal for prawn food. As fishing stocks are depleted, local fishermen are affected. Thai trawlers operators often hire Burmese workers who are exploited and abused. The Thai prawn industry is the largest of its kind in the world and markets prawns to European consumers. Watch this original investigative report by Swed Watch, a Swedish organization reporting on Swedish business relations in developing countries. Earth Focus is an environmental news magazine that puts a human face on the environment by featuring under-publicized stories about how changes in our environment are affecting everyday people. Watch more at

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