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‘SEA SLAVES’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock
27 July 2015 Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed.

Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon as UN Body Issues Contracts
25 July 2015 The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals.

Petition Asks International Seabed Authority to Hold Moratorium on Deep-sea Mining
21 July 2015 A global petition urging the International Seabed Authority to discontinue deep-sea exploration permits and to initiate a moratorium on deep-sea mining has gathered over 700,000 signatures from concerned citizens around the world.

Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship
17 July 2015 Few places on earth are as free from legal oversight as the high seas. One ship has been among the most persistent offenders.

International Seabed Authority Annual Meeting: Mining Licenses Prolific But No Deep Sea Protection In Place
13 July 2015 The International Seabed Authority (ISA) will commence its annual meeting this week, during which it will debate sweeping new regulations to open vast expanses of the deep ocean to seabed mining.

Environmental Groups Call For Regulation As World Dives Into Deep Sea Mining
10 July 2015 The technology and investment are ready, and the world is hurtling toward commercially extracting rare minerals thousands of feet beneath the ocean's surface.

Minister Fernand Etgen Welcomes Sea Rose in Luxembourg
9 July 2015 Luxembourg urged to lead negotiations to conclusion for new EU regulation on deep-sea fishing

Scientists Call For Temporary Halt On New Deep Sea Mining Projects
9 July 2015 This month's international seabed authority meeting could determine the fate of underwater habitats.

Message in a bottle
3 July 2015 SOS! Desperately seeking a new EU Deep-sea Fishing Regulation

Download our briefing paper Missing At Sea – a new EU deep-sea fishing regulation
3 July 2015 Destruction continues as governments delay reform

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