Protecting the Deep Sea for All of Us

Scientists in recent decades have uncovered a previously unknown wealth of life in the dark depths of the ocean. Cold-water corals, sponge fields, seamounts, hydrothermal vents and a multitude of other ecosystems are home to strange and mysterious creatures found nowhere else on Earth.

We are just beginning to discover how these extraordinary ecosystems can offer humankind new scientific avenues and answers about the nature of life itself.

But these fragile places and their remarkable biodiversity are threatened by climate change, deep-sea fishing, deep-sea mining and other human activity.

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) wants robust action to be taken to protect the ocean depths, their remarkable species and the secrets they hold.

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Take action to protect New Zealand’s seamounts from harmful bottom trawl fishing. Send a message to the Director General of the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries, Ray Smith, calling on him not to issue any new High Seas Permits for the New Zealand bottom trawling fleet.

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Put your hand up and call on companies to keep the deep sea out of their products and join growing calls for a stop to the destructive emerging industry.

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