The Multi-Stakeholder Initiative for Accountable Supply Chain of Thai Fisheries or MAST was established in March 2016 as a coalition to address the root causes of human trafficking and IUU fishing in the Southeast Asia fishing sector with a collaborative, constructive approach.
MAST combines the expertise of experienced on-the-ground experts from civil society with well-regarded professional consultancies to activate robust positive solutions for fisher communities. MAST aims to work with civil society, businesses, and governments to move toward real change with better living conditions for workers and fishers. Our ultimate goal is to create thriving fisher communities that promote sustainable fishery, providing consumers with ethically-sourced and seafood that is free from forced and slave labor.
Active Founding Members of MAST are:
The Labour Rights Protection Foundation (LPN) https://www.lpnfoundation.org/
TLCS Legal Advocate (Bangkok) http://www.tlcs.co.th/
In September 2018, The Multi-Stakeholder Initiative for Accountable Supply Chain of Thai Fisheries has been registered as a nonprofit social venture in Thailand under the name "MAST Human" to be a reflection of our works for humans and the oceans.
“A Seafood Sector in South East Asia Free of
A Thai-led regional, community-based participatory model that brings civil society, government and private sector together to address the root causes of human trafficking in the Southeast Asia seafood sector progressively over time.
mast human intelligence
MAST is developing a mobile technology to track the well-being of fishers, and migrant workers in the fishing industry with generous support from Edgecse Capital Partners.
provides a platform for listening to voices of the vulnerable
raising awareness, better protection, and prompt intervention
Access to Justice
Use technology to facilitate vulnerable workers to access the grievance mechanism
Raise awareness and prevent human trafficking in the business supply chain.
Using Technology to address the prevention of child online exploitation
As we commit to protecting the most vulnerable from being exploited, in 2022, MAST has taken a leap step partnering with Parental Values and Privacy Vaults Online launching a new initiative for better protection of child online exploitation through the use of mobile-phone technology.
MAST will do its part in raising awareness by working with the government, communities, academics, families, and children in Thailand.
to address the root cause of human trafficking through community resilience and marine conservation activities, i.e. crab banks and fish sanctuaries, to recover the abundance and species diversified in the Gulf of Thailand.
MAST's Success Stories:
Digital Artisanal Fishery
Ban Toong Noi, Prachuap Kirikhan, Thailand
A remarkable and encouraging story of Piya Thedyam on a fight to conserve the diversified of marine creatures and for coastal community's resilience by practicing ethical and sustainable fishery.