1 July, 2022


For Immediate Release 1.7.22

As resistance to the emerging destructive deep-sea mining industry continues to skyrocket in Lisbon this week at the UN Ocean Conference, French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a stop to mining in the high seas.

Speaking at an official conference side event held at the Lisbon Oceanarium, President Macron stated: “We have to create the legal framework to stop high seas mining and not to allow new activities that endanger ecosystems.”


10 March, 2022

In the run up to the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15), from the 14- 29th March, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) will meet at the Centre International de Conférences Genève to advance the development of a framework to protect nature.

Ahead of SBSTTA 24, the DSCC have joined French environmental groups in calling on French Minister, Barbara Pompili, Minister of the Ecological Transition, to safeguard the health of the ocean by supporting calls for a moratorium on deep-sea mining.

Read the letter sent by Bloom, the DSCC, France Nature Environment and Greenpeace in full here.

30 March, 2016

The giant retail group “Les Mousquetaires” (owner of Intermarché, Netto, Bricomarché brands etc.) announced earlier today that its fishing fleet, “Scapêche”, an important player in deep-sea fishing in Europe, will progressively phase out fishing for deep-sea species, as well as the sale of deep-sea fish in its supermarkets by 2025. The group also announced stopping the MSC ecolabeling certifying scheme that the Intermarché fleet had started for its deep-sea fisheries and that BLOOM had harshly denounced in 2015.

Continue reading Intermarché Group Announces Phasing Out All Deep-Sea Bottom Trawling And Sales of Deep-sea Fish by 2025

12 October, 2015

Author: David Bailey Senior Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine), University of Glasgow

On September 28, The Conversation published an article: “Don’t fall for the deep-sea scaremongers – wild fishing is healthy and sustainable” by Magnus Johnson, a senior lecturer in Environmental Marine Biology at the University of Hull. The article criticised a paper by marine biologists at the University of Glasgow and Marine Science Scotland on the regulation of deep-sea fishing. The lead authors of the study, David Bailey and Francis Neat, respond here.

Continue reading Evidence Says It’s Time For A Depth Limit On Trawling