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Lives Matter in Raft Fishery

The Raft fishery, notoriously known as risky and abusive business, has recently been captured by international media due to its human rights violations. Despite presented horrific tales in the news, abusive and brutal cases are growing at sea. Raft fishery involves large wooden rafts anchored near the fishing ground and is operate roughly fifty miles away from shore. There are around 10,000 rafts operate near Pyapon town of Ayeyarwady Region and around 5,000 rafts near Yay town of Mon State, of which less than one third registered with Department of Fishery (DoF).

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