Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is committed to protecting our oceans and environment as well as respecting both the economic and cultural resources of all Pacific People. That is why we support our partners at MiningWatch Canada, who are calling for a cautionary pause or moratorium on all deep-sea mining related activities. Until we can guarantee that there will be no adverse impacts, DSM poses a threat to biodiversity, and the cultural resources of many pacific communities. Given the significant knowledge deficit that exists with regards to DSM, the government of Canada must take a strong stand to ensure the protection of these extremely vulnerable ecosystems.
For more reading on Deep-sea Mining:
Chin, A and Hari, K (2020), Predicting the impacts of mining of deep sea polymetallic nodules in the Pacific Ocean: A review of Scientific literature, Deep Sea Mining Campaign and MiningWatch Canada.
Mining the Deep Sea: Stories for suckers and corporate capture of the UN, Catherine Coumans. 2019. Arena Magazine.
Why the Rush? Seabed mining in the Pacific Ocean. Deep Sea Mining Campaign, London Mining Network, Mining Watch Canada. 2019.
Deep-Sea Mining in Tonga, Nauru and Kiribati: Not the silver bullet we are searching for. Peter Boldt. 2020. Pacific Peoples’ Partnership.