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Thai seafood exporter strives to clean up its act

Western pressure forces Thai Union to change harsh labor practices

Thai Union's Pla Lung 1 in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. The company refurbished the boat to make life on board better for workers.  (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

BANGKOK -- Thai Union Group, the world's biggest canned tuna supplier, is making strides toward improving the industry's labor practices in the face of Western pressure.

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