Deep sea news (7 – 14 November)

Date: November 14, 2022
A spectacular group of Venus flower basket glass sponges (Euplectella aspergillum) glass sponges with a squat lobster in the middle.

Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 7-14 November 2022

France Puts Future of Deep Sea Mining in Doubt

Source: Bloomberg

During the UNFCCC COP27 in Egypt, French President Macron called for an international ban on deep-sea mining in a written statement. French Ambassador Olivier Guyonvarch also formally proposed the ban at the International Seabed Authority Council meeting in Jamaica this past week.

Emmanuel Macron veut interdire l’exploitation des fonds marins

Source: LeMonde

L’engagement du chef de l’Etat français arrive au milieu d’une session de négociations de l’Autorité internationale des fonds marins qui se tient à Kingston en Jamaïque jusqu’au 11 novembre.

La minería en aguas profundas lleva años siendo objeto de disputa. Ahora está a punto de hacerse realidad

Source: Xataka

Nuevo artículo en español indaga sobre qué es la minería en aguas profundas y los riesgos que esta industria representa.

More Governments Are Turning Against the Rush to Mine the Deep Sea

Source: Bloomberg

Momentum grows for a call on a moratorium or precautionary pause on deep-sea mining, with at least 10 countries members of the International Seabed Authority wanting to pause the practice because of lack of scientific data on its environmental impact.

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