Experts call on New Zealand to urgently ban seabed mining

Date: May 12, 2022

Source: Voxy

Oceans advocates from across Aotearoa today called on the New Zealand Government to urgently ban seabed mining.

Via this live webinar, experts and community representatives voiced huge concerns over the threat of seabed mining in New Zealand and frustration that they have been battling this issue for decades.

The webinar, convened and hosted by the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ, ECO was co-organised with the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) and Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) and Greenpeace Aotearoa and featured speakers from Te Pāti Māori, the recreational fishing group LegaSea, and the groups above. The audience dialed in from across Aotearoa and the Pacific region, with some from further afield, like Namibia, where another fierce battle against seabed mining is taking place.

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