Call for Cooks’ seabed mining licences to require risk research

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Kelvin Passfield of Te Ipukarea Society. Photo: RNZ/ Sally Round
Kelvin Passfield of Te Ipukarea Society. Photo: RNZ/ Sally Round

Radio New Zealand | 21 November 2018

In recent weeks, the government has been holding public meetings to hear feedback on its plan to open tenders for five-year, deep sea mining exploration licences at the beginning of next year.

Kelvin Passfield of the Te Ipukarea Society said little was known about the biodiversity in the exploration area.

Environmental research should be included in exploration operations, Mr Passmore said.

Read the full article here: Call for Cooks’ seabed mining licences to require risk research.