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Ground-breaking Research Confirms Case for the EU to Close the Deep Sea to Bottom Trawling Below 600 Metres
1 September 2015 As officials meet this week to consider new EU legislation to manage deep-sea fisheries, a new scientific study highlights a pragmatic solution to protecting one of the most vulnerable environments on earth.

New scary-looking fish species comes from the ocean's dark depths
7 August 2015 The new species of Ceratioid anglerfish lives in dark ocean depths nicknamed the "midnight zone." Researchers described the new anglerfish species in a study published in the journal Copeia, dedicated to research on fish, amphibians and reptiles.

‘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.

Protesting farmers hit fishing company
23 July 2015 A group of refrigerated trucks carrying fish to the French port of Lorient were stopped by protesting farmers on the motorway near Ploermel this week, and the approximately hundred metric tons of fish they were carrying was emptied onto the road, reports Ouest France.

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.

Letter to Spanish Minister Sra. Isabel García Tejerina
21 July 2015 Estimada Sra. Ministra, Desde la Coalición para la Conservación de las Aguas Profundas (DSCC, por sus siglas en inglés) nos ponemos en contacto con usted para hacerle llegar las conclusiones más destacadas de la jornada “Pesca en Aguas Profundas: Impactos y soluciones” que realizamos en Barcelona el pasado mes de junio, con la presencia de destacados científicos en el campo del estudio de las aguas profundas. Con ese motivo, le adjuntamos a esta carta un documento que recoge de forma resumida las reflexiones, conclusiones y datos más destacados del evento.

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.

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