Diplomat: Question origin of NZ seafood
American business leaders are being told to ask questions about New Zealand seafood until this country addresses its reputation for using 21st-century slave labor on fishing boats.
A top diplomat, with United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beside him, said consumers did not want to buy goods “tainted by modern slavery.”
At the launch in Washington of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, U.S. Ambassador-at-large Luis CdeBaca used a New Zealand example of modern slavery without identifying the business.
The company was Sanford Ltd of Auckland.