Deep Seabed Mining Raises Concerns in Pacific Region


A coalition of Pacific Civil Society organizations has called for a slow down in authorization of deep seabed mining in the Pacific Region.

Procedures taken by numerous governments to legitimize and fast-track experimental seabed mining exploration as a development opportunity caused concerns among organizations.

The organizations say that Papua New Guinea has been providing the all clear for a mining work off New Ireland province.

Tonga and Nauru are also pursuing exploration licences, and Fiji is contemplating a similar move.

Subsea World News Staff , December 02, 2011