WWF statement on move to fast-track deep seabed mining

Date: June 29, 2021

Following the news that the emerging deep-sea mining industry could of be fast tracked this week, WWF have highlighted their concerns and warned of the potential ramifications of this latest development.

Jessica Battle, leader of WWF’s No Deep Seabed Mining Initiative highlighted that:

“One of many concerns is the impact upon coastal communities, particularly in the Pacific, as deep seabed mining would likely cause massive sediment plumes that could affect crucial tuna and other fish stocks, thus further destabilizing livelihoods for hundreds of thousands of ocean dependent people and communities. “

Read the statement in full here.

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