Publications

The statement outlines comments by the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition with respect to the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Financial Model for the purpose of further refining the assumptions of the model for a payment system and for rates of payment.

Available in English.

Deep-Sea Mining, ISA, Regulations

International Seabed Authority

English

23rd March 2020

DSCC Briefing 26th ISA February Council Meeting | February 17

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

17th February 2020

On February 3, 2020, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition issued a memo to over 100 Permanent Missions to the United Nations and related organizations in New York. The memo refers to a workshop entitled “To explore the Case for Sourcing Battery Metals from Ocean Nodules and Nori’s Program to Assess Environmental and Social Impacts” scheduled for 5-6 February 2020 in San Diego and organized by speculative deep-sea mining companies DeepGreen and NORI.

In a rush to move this industry forward, proponents such as the workshop organizers have positioned the discussion around the questions of “when and how”, rather than the more fundamental question of “if” deep-sea mining should ever be permitted, and under what circumstances.  Individuals and organizations around the world are increasingly calling for a moratorium on deep-sea mining out of concern for the damage it would cause to the fragile and yet-undiscovered ecosystems and species of the deep, and in the context of the urgent need to leave behind the extractive economic model in favour of a transformational approach that respects our planetary boundaries.

In this memo, we have compiled at a topline level some of the key arguments against the need for deep-sea mining.

Read the memo here (PDF).

Deep-Sea Mining, ISA, Policy, Regulations

UNGA

English

3rd February 2020

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) respectfully submits this briefing for the Eighth Meeting of the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO).

This briefing will address the Scientific Committee; the Conservation and Management Measures (CMM), with respect to bottom fisheries; and the Performance Review Recommendations.

Deep-Sea Fishing, High Seas, Policy

South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation

English

15th January 2020

This statement was presented by the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition and Seas At Risk during the 38th Annual Meeting of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission from November 12-15, 2019 in London, UK.

Deep-Sea Fishing, European Union, High Seas, Policy

North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission

English

12th November 2019

The following are comments on the 2019 ISA Exploitation Regulations.

The submission is in three sections:
Firstly, an Overview, setting out key problems and issues to be addressed;
Secondly, a commentary on changes made to this version compared to the previous version;
and Thirdly, an article-by-article analysis in Annex A in a tabular format.

Deep-Sea Mining, ISA, Regulations

International Seabed Authority

English

14th October 2019

In a letter send to:

João Aguiar Machado
European Commission, Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Anders Jessen,
European Commission, Law of the Sea and Regional Fisheries Organisations, DG-MARE

the DSCC, WWF- EU and Seas At Risk adress the topic of ‘Closing seamounts to bottom fisheries and unregulated fishing in the NAFO Regulatory Area’.

 

Available in English.

Deep-Sea Fishing, European Union, High Seas, Policy

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

English

23rd September 2019

Location: Bordeaux, France September 23-27, 2019

DSCC’s Opening Statement to NAFO

 

Oceans North and DSCC’s Recommendations to NAFO

 

Joint letter to the European Commission on closing seamounts to bottom fisheries and unregulated fishing in the NAFO Regulatory Area. From DSCC, WWF EU and Seas at Risk.

Deep-Sea Fishing, European Union, High Seas

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

English

23rd September 2019