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Employment Relations in Indonesia’s Commercial Fishing Industry

Employment Relations (2022-2024) is funded by the Australian Research Council.

This project aims to investigate the role of the state, supply chain actors and activists in protecting commercial fishers' labour rights in Indonesia, the world’s third-largest source of marine catches and its largest archipelagic state. This multi-scalar study will generate new knowledge about employment relations at sea. Expected outcomes include a conceptualisation of employment relations that better accommodates fishers and workers in other non-standard occupations. The project’s findings will benefit governments, global supply chain actors and labour activists by helping them to identify and overcome impediments to more effective regulation of employment relations and work to reduce labour exploitation in commercial fishing globally.

The research team consists of Prof. Michele Ford, Dr. Wayne Palmer, and Dr. Dedi S Adhuri.

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