Switzerland calls for a moratorium on destructive deep-sea mining

Date: June 28, 2023

Ahead of the upcoming ISA’s 28th Council and Assembly meetings taking place from 10-28th July in Kingston, Jamaica, Switzerland have joined calls for a moratorium on the emerging industry. 

The Swiss Federal Council today stated that they “will defend the position of the moratorium on the commercial exploitation of the Area until the scientific knowledge on the effects of this is better known and the protection of the marine environment can be guaranteed.”

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