Deep sea mining 'gold rush' moves closer
18 May 2013 The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.
French government special envoy for the planet calls on French Fisheries Minister to support
phase-out of deep-sea bottom trawling and bottom gillnet fishing
17 April 2013 At the conference on high seas governance organized by the French Consultative Assembly (The “CESE”,Economic, Social and Environmental Council) on April 11 in Paris, Mr.Nicolas Hulot,recently named “Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet” by French President François Hollande, called on France to “take action” and urged French FisheriesMinister, Mr. Frédéric Cuvillier, to put an end to deep-sea fishing,which he called “an ecological and economic nonsense”, typical of a “wasteful civilization”.
EU's Damanaki calls for high seas biodiversity protection treaty
15 April 2013 An updated U.N. treaty governing the exploitation of deep-sea bioresources is urgently needed, EU Maritime Affairs Commissioner Maria Damanaki says.
Scientists call for larger ocean reserves
15 April 2013 Leading international marine scientists have called for the protection of more, large marine wilderness areas in a bid to shield the world’s dwindling stocks of fish from destruction.