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Seabed Mining is an invasion of indigenous livelihoods

Image: Alliance of Solwara Warriors

Source: Caritas Papua New Guinea

Deep sea bed mining is the extraction of metals such as iron, manganese, copper, zinc, lead nickel, cadmium, silver, platinum gold and rare earths from the sea floor.

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From the Pacific to London: Ban experimental seabed mining

Source: PNG Mine Watch

LONDON: This morning, NGOs and civil society are outside the 5th Annual Deep Sea Mining Summit calling for a ban on a potentially environmentally destructive “frontier” industry. They are calling on the EU to stop funding such reckless development activities and are standing in solidarity with NGOs, churches and community across the Pacific.

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Karkar Island youth protest against seabed mining

The youths of Karkar Island have expressed their frustrations over experimental seabed mining after awareness was organised by Act Now! and conducted by Tropical Gems.

The young people said they also share the Bismarck sea and they don’t want to be used as a science lab by Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals whose experimental seabed mine will be the first of its kind in the world.

Youth Leader, Smith Tunn, said:

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World Bank Urges Caution in Seabed Mining in the Pacific

Source: 4-Traders, Fiji

A new World Bank report recommends that Pacific Island countries supporting or considering deep sea mining activities proceed with a high degree of caution to avoid irreversible damage to the ecosystem, and ensure that appropriate social and environmental safeguards are in place as part of strong governance arrangements for this emerging industry.

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Anti-seabed mining campaigners launch petition


Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust chairman Haimona Maruera Jnr, left, chief executive Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and environmental manager Graham Young during the EPA hearing into seabed mining last year

 

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MINING MINISTER: No customary rights over seas in Papua New Guinea

MINING MINISTER: THERE ARE NO CUSTOMARY RIGHTS OVER SEAS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE LANDOWNERS WILL NOT BENEFIT FROM THE SOLAWARA 1 PROJECT

Unitech New Ireland Students addressing the ministers about Seabed Mining, Lae

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Offshore mining policy progressing

Source:The National

A draft policy for offshore mining is in place which will cater for seabed mining projects, Mining Secretary Shadrach Himata says.

He said the draft policy would be brought before parliament for adoption first.

“We do have a draft offshore mining policy. We hope to bring this to parliament for adoption by fourth quarter this year.

Himata added that the draft policy was not yet a public document.

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Say NO to seabed mining

Source: The National

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Nautilus Emergency Plan

Source: PNG Village

A computer diagram of the undersea mining of the Solwara 1 Project in New Ireland Province.

Nautilus Minerals, the developer of the Solwara 1 Project is currently developing a Environment Management Plan and monitoring programmes for the project.

According to Nautilus, this is a contingency plan to put to action just in case an unexpected incident occurs during the operation of the project that would require emergency response.

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Seabed Miners sign with East New Britain

 

Source: PNG Loop

Nautilus Minerals Ltd has signed an agreement with the East New Britain Provincial Government to strengthen the partnership between the two parties.

Nautilus Minerals country manager Mel Togolo in a statement said the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signified the commitment to and the continuation of a positive working relationship between the ENB Provincial Government and Nautilus Minerals.

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