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The High Cost of Cheap Shrimp: Human Trafficking in Thai Fisheries

Perhaps you've heard of conflict diamonds - gems mined under dubious political and humanitarian circumstances in war-torn regions - but what about conflict shrimp? New reports show that migrant workers are being bought and sold as slave labor to work on Thai fishing boats. Kojo explores murky supply chains, human trafficking, and the human and ethical cost of cheap seafood.

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