The push to mine the seabeds of Fiji has now become a reality with the granting of licences to Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology or KIOST, Nautilus Minerals and Bluewater Minerals Australia. This is despite Fiji NGO, Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) getting legal advice on Fiji’s draft seabed mining legislation which highlighted concerns that Fiji’s seabed mining legislation isn’t ensuring the requirements for environmental impact assessments, protected areas, recovery of costs and that redress is covered.
29 May 2013: Radio New Zealand International
South Korean company to test commercial viability of seabed mining in Fiji
25 May 2013: Fiji Times
Seabed drilling to start soon
23 May 2013: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
Deep sea mining tests planned