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Controversial sub-sea mining vessel targeted by Ocean Rebellion

Splash24/7 09 Feb 2022
The Hidden Gem, a deep sea mining vessel, has had a very tough week in Rotterdam ...Ocean Rebellion understands ‘RAPE’ is a terrible word, we do not use it lightly ... There’s no justification for doing it, just like rape,” the organisers of the protest stated in a release, demanding an end to deepsea mining. Stefanie Wels from Ocean Rebellion commented.
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NZ criticised over abstention in vote on deepsea mining

RNZ 19 Sep 2021
The motion received support from most countries, but Greenpeace Aotearoa seabed mining campaigner James Hita said New Zealand's government continued to fall behind the rest of the world in preserving oceans. He said deepsea mining was one of the greatest threats facing the oceans, especially in the Pacific.
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NZ criticised for abstention in vote on deepsea mining

RNZ 19 Sep 2021
The motion received support from most countries, but Greenpeace Aotearoa seabed mining campaigner James Hita said New Zealand's government continued to fall behind the rest of the world in preserving oceans ... Hita said deepsea mining was one of the greatest threats facing the oceans, especially in the Pacific.
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Pacific groups write to UK for support against deep sea mining

RNZ 15 Apr 2021
Pacific civil society groups have written to the British government seeking support on calls for an international deepsea mining moratorium. The United Kingdom is being urged to use its ocean leaderhip position to encourage a moratorium on deepsea mining regulations being developed at the UN-backed International Seabed Authority.
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Collapse of PNG deep-sea mining venture sparks calls for moratorium

The Observer 15 Sep 2019
The “total failure” of PNG’s controversial deep sea mining project Solwara 1 has spurred calls for a Pacific-wide moratorium on seabed mining for a decade ... Deep-sea mining to turn oceans into ‘new industrial frontier’ ... Deepsea mining has proven contentious wherever it has been proposed and trialled across the world.
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Who Owns the Moon? (Op-Ed)

Space 20 Oct 2014
Whether you’re into mining, energy or tourism, there are lots of reasons to explore space ... If there is a precedent, it lies at the bottom of the ocean. In 1974, the US government refused to recognise the exclusive mining rights of Deepsea Ventures to the seabed beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.
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Who Owns the Moon?

Mashable 19 Oct 2014
Whether you're into mining, energy or tourism, there are lots of reasons to explore space ... Moon Mining a Step Closer With New Lunar Soil Simulant ... If there is a precedent, it lies at the bottom of the ocean ... government refused to recognize the exclusive mining rights of Deepsea Ventures to the seabed beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.
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Deep sea 'gold rush' moves closer

BBC News 18 May 2013
The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer ... calls for monitoring of the seabed during any mining operation - though critics wonder if activity in the ocean depths can be policed.
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