Protected corals could be wiped out by deep sea phosphate mining, hearing told
30 September 2014 Wellington - Mining phosphate from the seabed of the Chatham Rise would remove a protected coral species crucial to the local ecosystem, an Environmental Protection Agency hearing into a seabed mining proposal was told this morning.
New deep-sea protection measures agreed for the Northwest Atlantic
26 September 2014 Vigo, Spain (September 26th, 2014) - The 36th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) closed today in Vigo, Spain. The 12 members of NAFO were presented with comprehensive scientific advice regarding the protection of deep sea ecosystems as well as the conservation of fish stocks in the NAFO Convention Area. NAFO agreed to close two new areas to protect deep-sea ecosystems such as coldwater corals, sponge and seapen ecosystems, but did not adopt the full suite of recommendations to protect sites identified by its scientists as high priorities.
Pressure Mounts for Adoption of Further Conservation Measures for NAFO
22 September 2014 The 36th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) convenes this week (September 22-26) in Vigo, Spain. Of primary concern to conservation organizations is the protection of deep sea species from bottom trawling. While some areas of the deep-sea in the Northwest Atlantic have been closed to fishing over the past several years, scientific advice presented this year indicates that there is poor protection in several areas including deep sea corals, sponges and seamounts as well as other fragile sea floor species.
NAFO urged to protect deep-sea species
19 September 2014 Environmentalists working to mitigate damage done by bottom trawling
Hard coral discovered deep in North Sea
15 September 2014 A ten-day research expedition in the North Sea has uncovered the underwater world in a mission to show people and politicians that there is more to the North Sea than previously thought. During the expedition, researchers were also surprised at several new discoveries.
Deep sea body painting - in pictures
11 September 2014 Lush staff across Europe have been wearing body paint to tell the story of deep-sea destruction. It is part of a project by the Bloom Association to symbolise the amazing diversity of deep-sea life by creating deep-sea body painting. Sign the Petition here.
Bloom and LUSH Campaign for a Historic EU Ban On Deep-sea Bottom Trawling
8 September 2014 From September 8 to 14, Lush makes a splash by relaying BLOOM’s campaign against deep-sea bottom trawling in more than one hundred stores in Europe.
Help us protect the pyramids of... Great Britain!
5 September 2014 Tell the UK Government to protect our natural heritage and support a European wide phase out of deep-sea bottom trawling.
Politics of mining: keep digging?
29 August 2014 Attack is rarely the best form of defence for a company seeking both social and environmental licence to operate.
What riches lie in the deep sea?
20 August 2014 As fishing and the harvesting of metals, gas and oil have expanded deeper and deeper into the ocean, scientists are drawing attention to the services provided by the deep sea, the world's largest environment.