Ranking Member Grijalva Hosting Forum Dec. 6 on Seafood Industry Human Trafficking Following Multiple Media Investigations

Washington, D.C. – Following the 2015 New York Times series on human trafficking in the fishing industry and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Seafood From Slaves” series published earlier this year by the Associated Press, Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva is hosting a Capitol Hill forum on Dec. 6 to examine the scope of human trafficking in the seafood industry and potential policy remedies. Grijalva and several policy experts will discuss labor standards in domestic and foreign fisheries and ways to eradicate human slavery from the seafood industry.

The event, where Rep. Grijalva will deliver remarks, is open to media and the public. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP by clicking here.


  • Paul Greenberg, James Beard Award-winning author of Four Fish and American Catch


  • John Connelly, President of the National Fisheries Institute
  • Mark P. Lagon, Centennial Fellow and Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • Kathryn Xian, Executive Director of the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery


Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Congressional Auditorium and Atrium of the Capitol Visitors Center

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