Source: Fishermen’s News
Six Canadian entities have relaunched a parliamentary petition calling on the federal government to help establish an international moratorium on deep seabed mining.
The parliamentary petition, launched by MiningWatch Canada, Oceans North, the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society, Nature Canada, Northern Confluence and West Coast Environmental Law, has gathered signatures from over 1,400 people, meaning the petition will be presented for discussion in Parliament in Ottawa.
The petition notes that the deep sea plays a key role in the health of marine ecosystems and species, making it indispensable for the sustenance of the ocean and its fisheries. It also underlines the scientific consensus that deep sea mining will cause a net loss in biodiversity and irreparable environmental damage.
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