Publications

Recommendations on Deep-Sea Mining

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Recommendations on Protecting deep-sea biodiversity on seamounts from destructive fishing practices

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Deep-Sea Fishing, Deep-Sea Mining, High Seas, Policy, Policy, Science, Science

CBD

English

18th March 2022

SUBMISSION TO SPRFMO Bottom Fishing Intersessional Working Group Participant Questionnaire

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Deep-Sea Fishing, New Zealand, Policy, Science

SPRFMO

15th March 2022

The DSCC together with Greenpeace, Bloom and France Nature Environment have called on Barbara Pompili, Minister of the Ecological Transition to support calls for a moratorium on deep-sea mining at the upcoming meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD/SBSTTA/24).

 

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Deep-Sea Mining, European Union, Policy

15th March 2022

Briefing Paper for the 9th Meeting of the Compliance and Technical Commission and the 10th Meeting of the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Online from 19 – 22, 24 – 28 January 2022

Deep-Sea Fishing, High Seas, New Zealand

South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation

English

23rd December 2021

DSCC Briefing 26th ISA December Council Meeting | December 2021

DSCC Interventions

Earthworks Intervention on Agenda items 9 and 10: Annual report of the Secretary-General (ISBA/26/A/2, and ISBA/26/A/2/Add.1) and Report on the implementation of the strategic plan and high-level action plan (ISBA/26/A/8-ISBA/26/C/23 and ISBA/26/A/9)| December 14, 2021 (Assembly Day 2)

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On Agenda item 9: Annual report of the Secretary-General (ISBA/26/A/2, and ISBA/26/A/2/Add.1)| December 14, 2021 (Assembly Day 2)

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On Agenda item 8: Statement by the President of the Council on the Work of the Council | December 13, 2021 (Assembly Day 1)

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Earthworks Intervention on Agenda item 13: Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs) | December 9, 2021

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On Agenda item 13: Report of the Chair of the LTC (morning) | December 9, 2021

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On Agenda item 13: Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs) | December 9, 2021

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Earthworks Intervention Agenda item 14: Report of the Finance Committee | December 8, 2021

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On Agenda item 14: Report of the Finance Committee | December 8, 2021

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Earthworks Intervention on Agenda item 12: Draft Regulations for the exploitation of resources in the Area (Roadmap) | December 7, 2021

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On Agenda item 12: Draft Regulations for the exploitation of resources in the Area (Roadmap) | December 7, 2021

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On Agenda item 11: Report of the Secretary-General ISBA/26/A/8-ISBA/26/C/23 on the implementation of the decision of the Council in 2019 relating to the reports of the Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission   | December 6, 2021

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On Agenda item 8: Status of contracts for exploration and related matters (periodic reviews and relinquishments) | December 6, 2021

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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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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

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