• Our Oceans Are Already Under too Much Pressure.

    SAY NO TO DEEP SEA MINING

    PROTECT OUR OCEANS.
  • Community Rights to Free Prior & Informed Consent.

    STOP EXPERIMENTAL SEABED MINING!

    PROTECT COMMUNITIES.
  • There Is Very Little Known About Deep Sea Ecosystems.

    STOP DEEP SEA MINING BEFORE IT GETS STARTED!

    PROTECT OUR MARINE LIFE.

The South Pacific Ocean is Currently the World’s Laboratory for the Experiment of Deep Sea Mining.

With over over 1.5 million square kilometres of ocean floor already under exploration leasehold the
world’s first licence to operate a deep sea mine has been granted in Papua New Guinea to Canadian company Nautilus Minerals.
There is a high level of uncertainty about the risks deep seabed mining poses to marine environments and communities.


Submission to International Seabed Authority

DEVELOPING A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR MINERAL EXPLOITATION IN THE AREA
Joint submission from the Deep Sea Mining Campaign, MiningWatch Canada, Earthworks (USA), Oasis Earth (Alaska) and the Mineral Policy Institute (Australia)
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Landmark Lawsuit Challenges U.S. Approval of Deep-sea Mineral Mining

New Ocean Gold Rush Could Hurt Marine Life Before Impacts Are Known
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. government today over its first-ever approval for large-scale deep-sea mining, a destructive project between Hawaii and Mexico that would damage important habitat for whales, sharks and sea turtles and wipe out seafloor ecosystems.
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LATEST NEWS

Nautilus project at least two or three years away, even if government pays up

Business Advantage via Papua New Guinea Mine Watch 16 October 2013 Even if the PNG Government puts up its share of the funds for the Solwara I project, as Nautilus Minerals’ CEO expects, it will be at least two to three years before the company can begin its deep sea mining operation
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Controversial PNG deep sea mine back on track

SBS World News Australia Radio By Stefan Armbuster 7 October 2013 LISTEN TO AUDIO A controversial, world-first deep sea mine in PNG looks set to go ahead, after arbitration settles a financial dispute, but traditional land owners are not happy. A controversial deep sea copper and gold
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Ugly fish and seabed mining

frogblog By Gareth Hughes 16 September 2013 In fishy news this week. First up, my favourite fish the Blobfish was officially voted the ugliest fish in the world. And fair enough too. I used him as an example a few years back at an event at Parliament as part of the deep sea bottom tra
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Government wrong to allow Nautilus, leader says

The National via Papua New Guinea Mine Watch 10 October 2013 A COMMUNITY leader in East New Britain said the arbitration ruling for the government to pay Nautilus Minerals nearly K300 million indicates it was wrong initially to allow the company into the country. Jack Ephraim, an outs
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