8 June, 2022

Source: Yahoo news

On May 2022, over 200 scientists, leaders, youth advocates and ocean champions took part in the Blue Climate Summit in French Polynesia. Their objective was to advance ocean-related solutions to climate change through concrete, actionable projects. The Blue Climate Summit Outcomes Report was published today on the Blue Climate Initiative website. The report identifies deep-sea mining of the most urgent threat to the ocean.

Continue reading Focus on “urgent threat” of deep-sea mining in 2022 Blue Climate Summit Outcomes Report

8 June, 2022

Source: Greenpeace

Author: Emma Page

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) and Greenpeace Aotearoa delivered a petition to Green Party MP Eugenie Sage and Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer at Te Whare Paremata (Parliament).

The petition, signed by over 35,000 New Zealanders, called for the ban of seabed mining.

Continue reading Over 35,000 New Zealanders call for Prime Minister to ban seabed mining in a petition delivered today

29 April, 2022

Source: Scoop

Author: Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM)

The Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM) acknowledged announcements from the Fiji Government and two philanthropic organisations in support of various efforts to ensure that the Pacific Ocean is safeguarded from deep seabed mining (DSM), which poses significant threats to marine ecosystems and biodiversity, and serves no benefit to Pacific peoples.

Continue reading Pacific Parliamentarians Call For More Commitments To Safeguarding Our Ocean From Deep Sea Mining

14 April, 2022


  • NGOs applaud Spain and call on the government to go further by pushing for a global moratorium on deep-sea mining at the forthcoming sessions of the International Seabed Authority and the UN Biodiversity Convention conference, scheduled to take place later this year.
  • Global pressure for a moratorium or ban on the nascent industry continues to build as this week at the Our Ocean conference in Palau, the Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM) launched, and Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa called for a ban on deep-sea mining during a Greenpeace event. Tuvalu’s Foreign Affairs Minister also announced that the country has withdrawn its sponsorship of the company Tuvalu Circular Metals for a deep-sea mining exploration contract. 

Continue reading Spain takes first step to ban deep-sea mining in its waters as global momentum for a stop to the industry grows