Covid-19 has impacted the entire fishing industry from limited trips to low-price on catch. Unfortunately, fishermen are exposed to Covid-19 on fishing vessels and contracting the virus. Latti & Anderson LLP has received calls from fishermen who have contracted the virus, wondering what their rights are while they are recuperating and after they have recovered. … Continue reading What Employment Rights Are Available To Fishermen Who Have Been Affected By Covid-19?
Working on any type of vessel with the Covid-19 pandemic can be a challenging situation. For crew members issues such as the following may arise: What happens if I get Covid-19 after working on a vessel – what are my rights? What if my symptoms appear once I return home and I have to quarantine … Continue reading How Are Fishermen Protected Under Maritime Law Against Illness Like COVID-19?
Whether it is a result of the Covid-19 pandemic or not, boat owners appear to have fallen on hard times and crew members are suffering. Recently, Latti & Anderson LLP has received an increase in calls from fishermen who have not been paid their wages from completed fishing trips. Vessel owners know that it’s going … Continue reading Fishermen: Not Getting Paid Wages from Fishing Trips?
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