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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.

Continue reading Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization extends closures of vulnerable marine ecosystems and adopts first climate change resolution

26 May, 2023



The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) renewed its calls for a moratorium on deep-sea mining after a scientific paper was released warning of “alarmingly high” concentrations of radiation in polymetallic nodules which substantially exceed safe international levels. Radioactive particles include Ra-226, Ra-222, Th-230, and Pa-231 (radium-226, radon-222, thorium-230, and protactinium-231).

Continue reading Recent Findings of Radioactivity in Nodules Reinforces the Urgent Need for a Moratorium on Deep-Sea Mining