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Digital-Driven Protection for the Vulnerable, the Trafficked, and Marine Creatures

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About MAST Human


MAST Human, formerly known as the Multi-Stakeholder Initiative for Accountable Supply Chain of Thai Fisheries (MAST), was established in March 2016 as a visionary coalition dedicated to addressing the root causes of human trafficking and IUU (Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated) fishing in the Southeast Asia fishing sector. Our approach is characterized by collaboration and constructive action.

Drawing upon the collective expertise of on-the-ground experts from civil society and reputable professional consultancies, MAST Human activates robust and positive solutions aimed at empowering fisher communities. We strive to forge partnerships with civil society, businesses, and governments, catalyzing real and tangible change, ultimately leading to improved living conditions for workers and fishers alike.

Our mission is to create thriving fisher communities that uphold sustainable fishery practices, ensuring consumers access ethically sourced seafood free from the taint of forced and slave labor. In September 2018, we took a significant step by registering as a nonprofit social venture in Thailand under the name "MAST Human," a symbolic reflection of our unwavering commitment to safeguarding vulnerable, trafficked individuals, and marine creatures. In 2021, our scope of work underwent a significant expansion, reaching beyond the fishing sector to implement comprehensive prevention and protection measures for both migrant workers in Thailand and Thai workers in other countries. Our dedication to safeguarding the well-being and rights of all workers remains steadfast and resolute. Together, we strive for a future where every worker is treated with dignity and respect.

At MAST Human, we tirelessly pursue our principle of protecting the vulnerable and trafficked, making every effort to combat all forms of trafficking, including forced labor within business supply chains and child online exploitation. To achieve our vision, we leverage technology as a powerful tool to counter human trafficking and forced labor in Southeast Asia, making the region safer and more secure.

Join us in our mission to create a world where the fishing industry thrives sustainably, and every individual is treated with dignity and respect, free from exploitation and injustice. Together, we can create lasting change and ensure a brighter future for all.