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.