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Miles de Ciudadanos Piden al Gobierno una Mejor Normativa para la Pesca en Aguas Profundas
1 October 2015 Cinco ONG españolas entregan a la Ministra de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Isabel García Tejerina, una petición firmada por miles de personas para la defensa de los ecosistemas de aguas profundas.

World’s first deep sea mining proposal ignores consequences of its impacts on oceans
29 September 2015 As the deep sea mining industry chases investors at the Asia Pacific Deep Sea Mining Summit, a new critique by the Deep Sea Mining Campaign reveals indefensible flaws in the Environmental and Social Benchmarking Analysis of the Solwara 1 project commissioned by Nautilus Minerals.

NAFO closes seamounts to bottom fishing, fails to regulate Alphonsino fishery
25 September 2015 The 37th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) concluded today in Halifax, Canada.

Compromising the Ecology of the Deep
24 September 2015 Scientists are slowly coming to realize that the deep ocean provides many key services for this planet, beyond the commodities that can be sold. Many human activities compromise the ecology of the deep, a setting that now functions as a wild frontier, often with limited environmental oversight and major governance gaps.

Recommendations to NAFO for the 37th Annual Meeting
18 September 2015 The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Ecology Action Centre (EAC), both members of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) respectfully submit this position paper to the 37th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), which is focused on the following priorities

A statement by the deep-sea research community for consideration by UNFCCC
2 September 2015 The deep sea is an integral part of the earth system and plays a significant role in minimizing the impact of human released CO2 on the earth’s climate. The waters and seafloor below 200m are one of the largest sinks of excess carbon dioxide and heat and have already absorbed more than a quarter of anthropogenic atmospheric CO2.

Ground-breaking Research Confirms Case for the EU to Close the Deep Sea to Bottom Trawling Below 600 Metres
1 September 2015 As officials meet this week to consider new EU legislation to manage deep-sea fisheries, a new scientific study highlights a pragmatic solution to protecting one of the most vulnerable environments on earth.

New scary-looking fish species comes from the ocean's dark depths
7 August 2015 The new species of Ceratioid anglerfish lives in dark ocean depths nicknamed the "midnight zone." Researchers described the new anglerfish species in a study published in the journal Copeia, dedicated to research on fish, amphibians and reptiles.

‘SEA SLAVES’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock
27 July 2015 Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed.

Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon as UN Body Issues Contracts
25 July 2015 The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals.

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