• 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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Experimental Seabed Mine in Papua New Guinea Without the Consent of the People

A Radio New Zealand International interview with the Deep Sea Mining Campaign 14 July 2014 In this episode of RNZI Dateline program, Deep Sea Mining campaign’s communications coordinator, Natalie Lowrey talks about the lack of Free, Prior and Informed Consent in regards to Nauti
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NZ Seafood Industry Concerned at Seabed Mining Proposal

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PNG government ‘happy’ with 15 per cent share in Nautilus deep sea mining project

ABC Radio Australia 29 April 2014 LISTEN TO AUDIO PNG’s Mining Minister, Byron Chan, has defended the government’s decision to buy a 15 per cent share in the controversial Solwara 1 deep sea mining project in the Bismark Sea. The deal with Canadian mining company Nautilus,
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NGOs in PNG stunned by government buying into Nautilus

Radio New Zealand International 29 April 2014                     Non-governmental groups in Papua New Guinea have condemned the PNG government’s decision to renew a commitment to the Nautilus company’s ocean floor mine. Th
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