U.S. closing a loophole on products tied to slaves

by Ian Urbina

Photo:  Adam Dean/The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama will sign legislation this week that effectively bans American imports of fish caught by forced labor in Southeast Asia, part of a flurry of recent actions by the White House, federal agencies, international trade unions and foreign governments to address lawlessness at sea and to better protect offshore workers and the marine environment.
See the newspaper series that sparked this concern Seafood from Slaves Associated Press 2015 and also The Outlaw Ocean Ian Urbina New York Times July 25, 2015. (These two series won the 2016 Polk Award for foreign reporting.)