• 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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