Publications

DSCC Briefing 26th ISA December Council Meeting | December 2021

DSCC Briefing 26th ISA February Council Meeting | February 17, 2020

DSCC Submission on March 22, 2019 Version of Draft ISA Exploitation

DSCC Briefing on Liability Issues for Seabed Mining

 

DSCC Interventions

On Agenda item 11: Implementation of the decision of the Council in 2019 relating to the reports of the Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission (ISBA/26/C/3)

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On Agenda item: Financial Model, Report by the Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group | February 18

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On Agenda item 12: Regional Environment Management Plans | February 19

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On Agenda item 12: Draft regulations 44-48 | February 20

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On Draft decision of the Council concerning a standardized approach for the development, approval and review of regional environmental management plans in the Area (ISBA/26/C/CRP.4) | February 20

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On Agenda item 12. Draft regulations 49-56 | February 21

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On Agenda item 12. Draft regulations Parts V-VI | February 21

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On Agenda item 12. Draft regulations Annex IV and VII | February 21

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Deep-Sea Mining, ISA, Policy, Regulations

International Seabed Authority

English

2nd December 2021

The DSCC have written to the ISA Secretary General, the LTC and Council members. highlighting concerns surrounding the NORI environmental impact assessment, asking that:

(1) The EIS not progress and request that it be withdrawn for its complete lack of – indeed the absence of even an attempt to include – the critical environmental baseline

(2) to express our serious concerns with the procedural shortcomings of the public consultation undertaken.

Read the letter here

Deep-Sea Mining, ISA

English

12th November 2021

Joint NGO letter to International Seabed Authority expresses concern at the proposal to hold December Council and Assembly meetings in person, in spite of global COVID-19 pandemic

The DSCC have written to the ISA’s Secretary-General to express serious concern at the proposal to hold a physical meeting of the ISA council from 6-10 December 2021 and a meeting of the ISA Assembly from 13-15 December 2021.

The letter has been sent on behalf of the DSCC together with Conservation International, Greenpeace, Earthworks, WWF, Civil Society Forum of Tonga, Deep Sea Mining Campaign, Ecologistas en Accion, MiningWatch Canada, Montescola, Ocean Care, Pacific Network on Globalisation, Pacific Blue Line, Sustainable Ocean Alliance,  Sciaena, Seas at Risk, The Oxygen Project and Te Ipukarea Society

 

Read the letter in full here.

29th October 2021

Papers submitted

  • Watling and Auster (2021). Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems, Communities, and Indicator Species: Confusing Concepts for Conservation of Seamounts
  • Currie and Weeber (2021) The Precautionary Approach and Ecosystem Approach in the context of Prevention of Significant Adverse Impacts on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems

Deep-Sea Fishing, New Zealand, Policy, Science

SPRFMO Ninth Scientific Committee Meeting (SC9)

2nd September 2021

Authors: Katrina Goddard, Karli Thomas, Barry Weeber

 

Together with Greenpeace Aotearoa, WWF-NZ, Forest and Bird, LegaSea, New Zealand Sport Fishing Council, Our Seas Our Future, and Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand (ECO), the DSCC  is calling on the New Zealand government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts.

Continue reading REPORT: Save deep sea corals- ban bottom trawling on seamounts

Deep-Sea Fishing, New Zealand, Policy, Science

2nd August 2021

Deep-sea mining is out of step with the direction the world is taking, as leaders across both
public and private sectors seek nature-based solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises.
However, alternatives to this destructive industry are within reach.

Deep-Sea Mining

English

15th July 2021

Greenpeace USA, the DSCC and Global Witness have sent a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warning that DeepGreen have not credibly represented how it will manage the risk of untested deep-sea mining, which threatens to mislead the investing public around the profitability of the company.

Read the letter in full here

English

7th July 2021

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition’s (DSCC) 2020 Report informs on Fisheries, Deep Seabed Mining and Ocean Governance.

Circular Economy, Civil Society Action, Corporate Responsibility, Deep-Sea Fishing, Deep-Sea Mining, European Union, High Seas, High Seas Treaty, International Ocean Governance, ISA, New Zealand, Policy, Policy, Regulations, Science, Science

International Seabed Authority, North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, North Pacific Fisheries Commission, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement, South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation, UN BBNJ IGC, UNGA

English

16th April 2021

Seamounts are fragile and biologically diverse marine ecosystems that are vulnerable to deep-sea fisheries activities and, increasingly, other human impacts.

This briefing examines the current state of seamount science and protection. It summarizes who continues to fish in these unique habitats and presents a case for urgent and intensified political action to protect these biodiversity hotspots.

Deep-Sea Fishing, European Union, High Seas, New Zealand, Policy, Science

CCAMLR, General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, North Pacific Fisheries Commission, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation, South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement, South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation, UN BBNJ IGC, UNGA

English

24th March 2021