Deep sea mining threatens global waters, seabed authority lets it: Greenpeace

Date: July 3, 2019

Source: Down To Earth

The international non-profit raises concerns on the International Seabed Authority’s role and competence. 

Only one per cent of international waters are properly protected from multiple industrial activities in the absence of a global ocean treaty, according to a report by Greenpeace.

The International Seabed Authority (ISA), tasked with regulating mining activities in the seabed, has granted 29 exploration contracts for industrial-level mining of polymetallic nodules, sulphides and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts, added the report.

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