The first SAFE Seas Summit gets underway in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Stakeholders from national government agencies and project sites in Palawan and General Santos City have gathered to share project accomplishments, best practices and ways forward.

The SAFE Seas project of PLAN International aims to strengthen regulations and policies to address labor exploitation on fishing vessels, improve coordination and raise the profile of labor issues within inter-agency structures. It will engage with government, fishers groups and private sector to promote transparency and work on solutions to help reduce the incidence of forced labor and trafficking through improved regulations and increased awareness.