moratorium

16 June, 2022


2022 United Nations Ocean Conference Side event

Monday 27 June, 17:30-18:45 PM, Side Event Room 1 – Altice Arena


The Government of Palau will be officially launching the Alliance of Countries Calling for a Deep-Sea Mining Moratorium at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal at an official side event, co-hosted by the Government of Palau, the DSCC and WWF.


The President of Palau, Surangel Whipps Jr., will be joined by distinguished guests including Dr. Sylvia Earle, “Her Deepness” and Debbie Ngawera-Packer, Co-leader Te Pāti Māori, Member of Parliament, Aotearoa to discuss the wonders and importance of the deep ocean and take concrete action to defend it from the imminent threat of destructive mining.


This unique event seeks to strengthen support for a halt to deep-sea mining and safeguard the health of of our planet’s blue heart for future generations.

12 April, 2018

Source: BLOOM 

new study published today in Frontiers in Marine Science used the data gathered by the Sea Around Us project in a unique effort to reconstruct the fish catch at global scale, to reveal that in the past 60+ years, the practice of towing giant fishing nets along the sea floor has caused the extraction of 25 million tonnes of fish that live 400 metres or more below sea level, leading to the collapse of many fish populations in a “boom and bust” pattern of exploitation.

Continue reading New Study reveals massive under-reporting of deep-sea fish catch

12 April, 2018

Source: PhysOrg 
Author: Sea Around Us

A new study using the Sea Around Us‘ reconstructed catch data reveals that in the past 60+ years, the practice of towing giant fishing nets along the sea floor has caused the extraction of 25 million tonnes of fish that live 400 metres or more below sea level leading to the collapse of many of those fish populations.

Continue reading Bottom trawling causes deep-sea fish populations collapse