Source: Hong Kong Free Press
Author: Stuart Heaver
China holds 5 out of the 31 exploration contracts issued by the International Seabed Authority so far—more than any other country.
Author: Mike Schuler
Toronto-based Nautilus Minerals Inc. has announced that its newbuild deep sea mining production support vessel has been launched at the Mawei shipyard in China.
Source: Yahoo News / Reuters
Authors: Sonali Paul & Gyles Beckford
New Zealand decides this week whether to approve an underwater iron-ore operation that would likely become the world’s first commercial metals mine at the bottom of the sea.
Source: iisd Reporting Services – Linkages
The seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) convened from 1-4 April 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York.
Source: Wall Street Journal
Author: Chuin-Wei Yap & Sammer Mohindru
China’s growing hunger for seafood is testing relations with other countries and worrying foreign officials and scientists over the potential damage its massive fleet could do to global fishing stocks.