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For Americans, the calculation is worrisome. Thailand is the United States’ second-largest supplier of foreign seafood. Of America's total seafood imports, one out of every six pounds comes from the Southeast Asian nation. The accounts of ex-slaves, Thai fishing syndicates, officials, exporters and anti-trafficking case workers, gathered by GlobalPost in a three-month investigation, illuminate an opaque offshore supply chain enmeshed in slavery.

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GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP - SEPTEMBER 18: A tray of fish is put on display in the daily fish market, September 18, 2004 in Gaza City harbour. The fishing industry remains at the heart of the economy of the Gaza Strip where one in two adults are unemployed and the annual per capita income is approximately $700. Some 4,000 fishermen make a living off the sea in the Gaza Strip in a small fishing area that was designated by Israeli authorities. (Photo by Ahmad Khateib/Getty Image (Ahmad Khateib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Thailand's fishy business [INFOGRAPHIC]

A look into Thailand’s multi-billion dollar wild-caught seafood industry and the darkest links in its supply chain.

The accounts of ex-slaves, Thai fishing syndicates, officials, exporters and anti-trafficking case workers, gathered by GlobalPost in a three-month investigation, illuminate an opaque offshore supply chain enmeshed in slavery. 

A recent report revealed slave ships still persists in Thailand despite international outcry.

Click on the infographic for a larger view.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/thailand/120517/has-your-seafood-been-caught-slaves-thailand