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Battle over phosphate
27 May 2015 Nambia's Fisheries Minister has warned the government against “blindly” giving approval to companies that want to mine marine phosphate, saying the country's long term future should matter more.

Landmark lawsuit challenges U.S. approval of deep-sea mineral mining
13 May 2015 SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. government today over its first-ever approval for large-scale deep-sea mining, a destructive project between Hawaii and Mexico that would damage important habitat for whales, sharks and sea turtles and wipe out seafloor ecosystems.

Risky Business
17 April 2015 Why smart investors must avoid unsustainable seafood operations. How overfishing and changes in EU fisheries laws affect the investment environment in fishing and seafood sectors.

Gold at the Bottom of the Sea: Ours for the Taking? Myths and realities of deep-sea mining
16 April 2015 Some researchers think that the deep sea could become a treasure chest for humanity, full of gold, silver, cobalt, and other minerals – enough to feed our consumer societies for centuries and lift poor nations out of poverty. Others are more doubtful.

Tribunal throws lifeline to coastal states facing foreign vessel threats to fisheries
2 April 2015 Countries facing depletion of their fisheries by foreign vessels have been thrown a lifeline, with an international tribunal ruling that countries can be held liable for not taking necessary measures to prevent illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing operations by their vessels in the waters of other countries.

DSCC and Bloom respond to Fishing News International’s coverage on the deep sea
25 March 2015 Dear Mr Cormac Burke, We are pleased that Fishing News International devoted so much space to the debate on a new EU regulation, first proposed in July 2012, for the management of deep-sea fishing in the northeast Atlantic.

Scapeche claims drop in deep-sea species catch
11 March 2015 Scapeche, France's largest fresh fishing fleet, announced deep-sea species made up less than 25% of its catch in January and February.

Deep Sea Talk in Barcelona
26 February 2015 Last Tuesday, February 23rd, Alex Bartoli from Deep Sea Conservation Coalition gave a public conference in Barcelona titled: “Deep Sea Life: Biodiversity, threats and conservation proposals”.

High seas fishing ban could boost global catches, equality
12 February 2015 Closing the high seas to commercial fishing could distribute fisheries income more equitably among the world’s maritime nations, according to research from the University of British Columbia.

New Zealand's seabed mining decision a “victory for good science”
11 February 2015 The decision by New Zealand’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to refuse consent for a bid to mine phosphate from the Chatham Rise’s deep sea bed is logical, wise, and a victory for good science, and a vindication of all the concerns raised by the groups in the hearing, say environmental groups who opposed the scheme.

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