Joint eNGO Briefing Paper for the 11th Meeting of the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation from 13-17 February 2023
The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) challenges governments to protect the ocean from top to bottom in the wake of the new COP15 Biodiversity Framework, by calling for a stop to deep-sea mining and a ban on bottom trawling on global seamounts.
Available in English.
As NAFO Contracting Parties meet for the first in person Annual Meeting since 2019, it is both important to reflect upon progress that has been made and where NAFO can continue to ensure that it fully upholds its modernized Convention, meets obligations to protect biodiversity in areas under its jurisdiction and advances best practices in fisheries management.
Read the DSCC’s NAFO Checklist for Success here.
Please find the DSCC’s written submissions to the United Nations Ocean Conference below.
Available in English
SUBMISSION TO SPRFMO Bottom Fishing Intersessional Working Group Participant Questionnaire
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The DSCC together with Greenpeace, Bloom and France Nature Environment have called on Barbara Pompili, Minister of the Ecological Transition to support calls for a moratorium on deep-sea mining at the upcoming meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD/SBSTTA/24).
- Read the letter in full here
Briefing Paper for the 9th Meeting of the Compliance and Technical Commission and the 10th Meeting of the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Online from 19 – 22, 24 – 28 January 2022
- Watling and Auster (2021). Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems, Communities, and Indicator Species: Confusing Concepts for Conservation of Seamounts
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- Currie and Weeber (2021) The Precautionary Approach and Ecosystem Approach in the context of Prevention of Significant Adverse Impacts on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems
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Authors: Katrina Goddard, Karli Thomas, Barry Weeber
Together with Greenpeace Aotearoa, WWF-NZ, Forest and Bird, LegaSea, New Zealand Sport Fishing Council, Our Seas Our Future, and Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand (ECO), the DSCC is calling on the New Zealand government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts.