9 February, 2023

Media release

9th February 2023

Today, during a leadership forum at IMPAC5 in Vancouver, Canada called for no deep-sea mining to take place, if protection of the marine environment from harm cannot be ensured. The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) calls on the Canadian government to increase its ambition and call for a moratorium on the risky industry.

Continue reading Canada must raise ambition and hit the brakes on deep-sea mining

27 January, 2023

39 international and national environmental non-governmental organizations, including the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition which comprises 108 non-governmental organizations, sent a letter to Canadian Ministers to urge them to announce support for a moratorium on deep-sea mining during the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5), which is being hosted by Canada on 3-9 February in Vancouver.

Read the full letter here.

13 April, 2022

Source: Policy Options

Author: Susanna Fuller, Catherine Coumans, Nicole Zanesco

From the Atlantic, across the Arctic, to the Pacific, Canadians and Indigenous peoples rely on the ocean for food, income and connection to our cultures and histories. But the ocean does not stop at the boundary demarcating our national waters, and neither do the species that thrive there.

Continue reading The High Seas Provide an Opportunity for Canadian Leadership

26 January, 2022

Source: Canada’s National Observer

Author: Natasha Bulowski

This is critical time for the protection of the deep, as the International Seabed Authority (ISA) considers the conditions for launching deep sea mining activities as soon as June of next year. With one of the longest coastlines in the world, Canada positions itself as a leader in marine protection, and yet so far, the country has been largely absent from these crucial discussions.

Continue reading Canada absent from global conversation on deep-sea mining