30 Mar 2021

Pacific civil society calls for global ban on deep sea mining

From , 6:02 am on 30 March 2021

There's been a widespread call by Pacific civil society for a global ban on deep sea mining

The Blue Line Statement says that as custodians of the world's biggest ocean, Pacific peoples have a moral obligation to protect it against exploitation and destruction.

Opposition to deep sea mining centres on the view that it would likely cause irreversible damage to ocean ecosystems and habitats

Johnny Blades reports.

Polymetallic nodules  Pacific ocean

Polymetallic nodules Pacific ocean Photo: Velizar Gordeev. All rights reserved.