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Rocmar Seafood's Response

Author: Rocmar Seafood, Published on: 13 February 2018

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Rocmar Seafood to respond to concerns raised in the Human Rights at Sea, Investigative Report and Case Study - Fisheries Abuses and Related Deaths at Sea in the Pacific Region, which cites the occurrence of potential human rights abuses occurring in the fishing industry in the Pacific region and, in particular, the alleged disappearance of fisheries observers.

The company responded:

"Rocmar Seafood is a processing plant that exclusively processes and packs fishing products. We do not own nor manage ships or sea personnel. 

Our personnel works under strict regulations from Panama Labor Code, which include benefits such as vacation days, bonuses, medical insurance etc.  Rocmar Seafood is respectful to all human right laws and regulations."

When further asked about abuses occurring within Rocmar Seafood's supply chain, the company responded:

"Rocmar Seafood is very respectful to all human rights laws and regulation, we don’t have any human rights abuses occurring within the supply chain of our company."

This is a response from the following companies: Rocmar Seafood