Publications

Joint eNGO Briefing Paper for the 11th Meeting of the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation from 13-17 February 2023

Deep-Sea Fishing, High Seas, New Zealand

South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation

English

14th January 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.

Deep-Sea Fishing, Deep-Sea Mining, Policy

COP15

English

20th December 2022

Recommendations on deep-sea mining for COP-15 to amend the draft Decision on Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity (December 2022)

  • PDF (English)

Deep-Sea Mining, Policy, Science

CBD, CBD COP15

English

8th December 2022

The DSCC released a briefing paper in advance of the upcoming ISA meeting in Kingston, Jamaica (31 October – 11 November).

Read the briefing in full here.

Available in English.

16th October 2022

The DSCC provided comments to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Namibia on the draft EIA Report “ESIA REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED SANDPIPER MARINE PHOSPHATE PROJECT WITHIN ML 170, OFFSHORE, NAMIBIA”

Read the letter in full here.

Available in English.

Deep-Sea Mining

English

27th September 2022

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.

Deep-Sea Fishing, Policy

19th September 2022

The DSCC sent a letter of concern to the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretary General, President of Council, and Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) about the process by which the environmental impact statement submitted by Nauru Ocean Resources Incorporated for its upcoming collector test has apparently been approved by the Legal and Technical Commission.

Read the letter in full here.

Available in English.

Deep-Sea Mining, ISA

English

16th September 2022

The DSCC, together with other accredited International Seabed Authority (ISA) observers, wrote the ISA’s Acting President concerning the proceedings of the Assembly during the 27th Session, more specifically during the discussion of Agenda Item 19.

Read the letter in full here

Available in English

Deep-Sea Mining, ISA

International Seabed Authority

English

24th August 2022

DSCC made a statement to the Aarhus Convention Working Group on Public Participation in International Forums, which resolved as follows:

“The Working Group calls on Parties to the Aarhus Convention to take action to improve public participation in the International Seabed Authority processes in accordance with art 3(7) of the Aarhus Convention.”

 

Read the full statement here.

 

Deep-Sea Mining, ISA

Aarhus Working Group

English

29th June 2022