Publications

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

1 December, 2020 – Letter to the President of the Council on Blue Minerals Jamaica Ltd. Application

24 November 2020 – Letters to the ISA on the Silence Procedure

23 November 2020 – Letter to the Secretary-General on Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd Acquisition by DeepGreen Metals Inc.

6 October 2020 – Letter the Finance Committee on ISA Proposal to Charge Observer Fees

22 September 2020 – Letter to the Acting President of the Council on Observers and the Silence Procedure

5 June 2020 – Letter to the Secretary General on ISA Webinars, Transparency and Observer Participation

22 May 2020 – Letter to the Secretary General on India Environmental Impact Assessment Process

Deep-Sea Mining, ISA, Policy, Regulations, Science

International Seabed Authority

English

20th January 2021

The 9th Meeting of the SPRFMO Commission and 8th Compliance and Technical Committee Meeting are to be held remotely from 21 January-3 February 2021.

 

Briefing Paper

Interventions:

Deep-Sea Fishing, High Seas, New Zealand

South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation

English

4th January 2021