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From the Pacific to London: Ban Seabed Mining
24 May 2016 LONDON | This morning, NGOs and civil society are outside the 5th Annual Deep Sea Mining Summit calling for a ban on a potentially environmentally destructive “frontier” industry. They are calling on the EU to stop funding such reckless development activities and are standing in solidarity with NGOs, churches and community across the Pacific.

Nederland kan verbod diepzeevissen laatste zetje geven
23 May 2016 Dit is een origineel bericht van Deep Sea Conservation Coalition NGO’s waarschuwen EU voor verwoestende gevolgen sleepnetten in de diepzee Nederland kan deze week als EU-voorzitter het beslissende zetje geven om het diepzeevissen met sleepnetten beneden een diepte van 800 meter te verbieden in Europese wateren. Volgens milieu- en natuurorganisaties, verenigd in de Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), is het verbod van groot belang om het kwetsbare ecosysteem en de bijzondere vissoorten in de diepzee te beschermen.

Victory: Mexico Seabed Mining Project Scrapped
13 May 2016 Coastal communities living in Baja California Sur, Mexico, achieved a huge victory recently in blocking an offshore mining project -- one of several proposed projects to dredge up minerals from the sea. - See more at:

Life in the deep sea: Biodiversity of ocean depths unlike any other place on Earth
11 May 2016 The biodiversity of creatures living in the deep sea is unlike that seen in any other place on Earth, researchers have discovered. Analysis of brittle and basket stars living at different depths has shown major differences in the drivers of diversity, potentially providing a "global baseline for conservation efforts" for these deep dwelling creatures.

Deep sea mining: Exploring the unknowns
26 April 2016 Seas At Risk, in partnership with the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, hosted a multi-stakeholder event to explore the present status and future of deep sea mining. Some 70 participants from industry, government, European institutions and the scientific community came together for a lively debate around the need for deep sea mining, the current technological and regulatory state of play, and the knowledge gaps that prevent us from understanding the full potential impacts of this industry.

El cuento de nunca acabar o la reforma de la ley de pesca en aguas profundas. Por (*) Àlex Bartolí, Biólogo (DSCC)
20 April 2016 Alex Bartoli para #CDO de EFEverde.- Casi cuatro años después que la Comisión Europea presentara su nueva propuesta para reformar la ley europea de pesca en aguas profundas, debido a que la ley en vigor desde 2002 no ha cumplido las expectativas de protección de los ecosistemas ni la recuperación de especies amenazadas en las grandes profundidades, nos encontramos en el tramo final de la negociación a tres bandas entre el Parlamento Europeo, el Consejo de Ministros de Pesca y la Comisión Europea, también conocido como “trílogo”.

Uncharted Arctic waters: A new opportunity for exploitation, or conservation?
14 April 2016 When thick sheets of sea ice began melting in the Arctic waters around Svalbard, Norway, a few years ago, a new expanse of sparkling blue sea opened up. As climate change continues to drive ice melt here on the previously untouched waters of the North Barents Sea, what many ocean conservationists consider to be unwelcome guests are starting to arrive in droves: trawling vessels.

Intermarché Group Announces Phasing Out All Deep-Sea Bottom Trawling And Sales of Deep-sea Fish by 2025
30 March 2016 The giant retail group “Les Mousquetaires” (owner of Intermarché, Netto, Bricomarché brands etc.) announced earlier today that its fishing fleet, “Scapêche”, an important player in deep-sea fishing in Europe, will progressively phase out fishing for deep-sea species, as well as the sale of deep-sea fish in its supermarkets by 2025.

New Study – What a Drag: The Global Impact of Bottom Trawling
14 March 2016 Recent scientific work outlines the severe consequences the practice of bottom trawling has on loose sediment on the ocean floor. Bottom trawling is a widespread industrial fishing practice that involves dragging heavy nets, large metal doors and chains over the seafloor to catch fish.

Deep Sea Mining PNG’s Sensitive Marine Ecosystems
6 March 2016 Clearly, the data and ecological understanding at Solwara 1 are not yet of the required standard. Instead we have Nautilus Minerals, a small company, with no cash flow, implementing untested technologies in a country beset with governance issues. Replacing competence with confidence is unlikely to lead to success. No wonder local communities and marine experts are concerned about and opposed to such a development.

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