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A Nonprofit for Better Protection of the Vulnerable, the Trafficked, and Marine Creatures

Formerly recognized as
"The Multi-stakeholders Initiative for Accountable Supply Chain

of Thai Fisheries (MAST)"

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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 seafood free from forced and slave labor. In September 2018, The Multi-Stakeholder Initiative for Accountable Supply Chain of Thai Fisheries was registered as a nonprofit social venture in Thailand under the name "MAST Human" to be a reflection of our commitment to work for better protection for the vulnerable, the trafficked, and marine creatures.


At MAST Human, we continue working to uphold our principle to protect the vulnerable and trafficked by putting every effort to counter all forms of trafficking, including forced labor in the business supply chain and child online exploitation. Our vision is to use technology to counter human trafficking and forced labor in Southeast Asia.




To be a leader in using technology to counter human trafficking, child online exploitation, and forced labor in Southeast Asia. 


A Thai-led regional that brings civil society, government, and private sector together to address the root causes of human trafficking in Southeast Asia progressively over time.


MAST: Human intelligence APP

MAST With generous support from EDGE CASE CAPITAL is developing a mobile technology to track the well-being of fishers and workers in the seafood sector, as well as workers in the supply chain of other commodities.


MAST's mobile application provides:

  • a platform for listening to the voices of the vulnerable

  • builds a community and a safe space for workers to take care of themselves and each other. 

  • raises awareness, better protection, and prompt intervention  


The Mast Human Intelligence App is a powerful tool designed to assist in the fight against human trafficking. Users of the app are able to record their locations as they travel, report their witnesses of crimes, and send alerts if they are in danger. The app has numerous features including crowdsourcing communications web, registration, and education about the jobs users take and their employers, red flag vessel warnings, and weather. Users can select English, Thai, Myanmar, or Cambodian languages.

Using Technology to PREVENT child online Sexual exploitation:

  • As we commit to protecting the most vulnerable from being exploited, in 2022, MAST has taken a leap step in partnering with PARENTAL VALUES 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. 

 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.

 Marine Conservation Activities:


  • 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 supports the coastal communities in Thailand in running crab banks and fish sanctuaries to increase fish stock and marine diversity. MAST-supported crab banks that were initiated in 2018 are still running as of today. The crab banks become the coastal community learning centers for sustainable fisheries and the centers continue doing marine conservation activities further with young generations.  

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