• Our Oceans Are Already Under too Much Pressure.

    CALL FOR A MORATORIUM ON SEABED 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.


Mining the Abyss

A World Ocean Radio report by Peter Neill
In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill discusses the indigenous people of Papua New Guinea who stand to be most affected by experimental seabed mining, the issue of resource nationalism and the impacts on marine life.
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