About Slave Free Seas

A team of the world’s foremost legal experts on human trafficking at sea, Slave Free Seas works across borders to identify tainted supply chains; promote accountability and ensure that victims are provided remedies for the abuses committed against them.

What We Do

We provide access to justice through advocacy. We achieve this through global strategic litigation, supported by cutting edge research to provide access to justice for abused fishermen around the world.


"Throughout the world there are many fishing fleets that have highly exploitative, slave-like conditions. Up until now, very little has been done to address these conditions anywhere."
- Matthew Friedman, UNIAP