Fiji – Key statements

Date: 4 November 2022

March 2023


  • Our position is for a precautionary approach to ensure that balance is obtained before the commercialisation of DSM resources. 
  • Simply put: the precautionary approach is balance. We must emphasize protection of marine biodiversity throughout the text.


  • Fiji Questioned the financial model presented, and how it incorporates fair distribution to the parties involved in the contract


  • Stated that they are committed to the Alliance of small island states and want to move we caution and understand our ocean better.
  • “We cannot stress enough the importance of having relevant safeguards and control in place before any consideration for deep-sea mining”.

October/November 2022


  • Fiji called for an extension of the July deadline for working groups to complete their work.
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