Pacific Island Governments Cautioned on Seabed Mining

Date: February 19, 2019

Source: Maritime Executive

The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) has cautioned Pacific Islands government on the risks of seabed mining to marine environments, cultures and livelihoods.

PIANGO Executive Director Emele Duituturaga has called for a ban on seabed mining saying it is becoming increasingly clear that the blue growth narrative by International organizations includes seabed mining despite threats to fisheries and ocean livelihoods in the region.

She said there is greater awareness now that biodiversity and life under the sea will be affected, and these minerals that have taken thousands of years to deposit will be extracted without replenishment.

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