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22 September, 2023

 Press Release – For Immediate Release

NAFO’s 45th Annual Meeting achieved progress in the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems and in advancing their work on the ecosystem approach to fisheries to prevent ecosystem overfishing, including by taking first steps to incorporate climate change into fisheries management. NAFO also agreed to test a new precautionary approach framework on fisheries management that would in principle improve the sustainability of their managed fish stocks.

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25 August, 2023

The Melanesian Spearhead Group–an intergovernmental organization composed of the four Melanesian states of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front of New Caledonia–has called for a Pacific region wide moratorium on deep-sea mining, as well as agreeing to not allow underwater seabed mining to be carried out in their jurisdictions. They also called for a more rigorous and transparent environmental scientific research on seabed mining.

Read their statement here.