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Campaign Against Deep Sea Mining Continues

Grace Lima for Papua New Guinea Post-Courier The campaign against deep sea mining in the Bismarck Sea by the Alliance of Solwara Warriors (ASW) still continues. Read more: Campaign Against Deep Sea Mining Continues

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Majority of ocean revenue is dominated by just 100 companies

Pippa Neil for Environment Journal The majority of the revenue extracted from the world’s oceans belongs to just 100 transnational corporations, according to new analysis conducted by researchers at Duke and Stockholm University. Read more: Majority of ocean revenue is dominated by just 100 companies

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The unseen man-made ‘tracks’ on the deep ocean floor

Richard Fisher for the BBC At the base of the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles from land, there are some curious marks on the seafloor that no animal could have made. Some of them look like narrow troughs carved into the pale silt. Others could be claw marks, gouged through the ecosystems of the deep […]

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The Top Ten Ocean Science Stories of 2020

Danielle Hall for Smithsonian Magazine The year in ocean news was filled with stories that inspired awe and wonder, including one on the discovery of new species of squid and another on a broken underwater record set by a whale. But more sobering events also occurred, including a shipwreck that caused a devastating oil spill […]

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Deep-sea ‘gold rush’: secretive plans to carve up the seabed decried

Jonathan Watts for The Guardian Private mining firms and arms companies are exerting a hidden and unhealthy influence on the fate of the deep-sea bed, according to a new report highlighting the threats facing the world’s biggest intact ecosystem. An investigation by Greenpeace found a handful of corporations in Europe and North America are increasingly dominating exploration […]

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Statement on the passing of former ISA Secretary-General Satya N. Nandan

Press Release From ISA Secretary-General Mr. Michael W. Lodge: It is with profound sadness that I learned of the passing of H.E Satya N. Nandan who served for an unprecedented three terms as Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). Through his 12 years of leadership, he built the confidence of the international community in the institution, and […]

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ISA international workshop reviews impact of capacity-building programmes and underscores need for a programmatic approach

The first ever international workshop on ‘Capacity development, resources and needs assessment,’ organized by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Kingston, Jamaica, concluded yesterday with a set of recommendations aimed at improving the delivery and implementation of ISA’s capacity development programmes and initiatives to meet the needs and priorities of developing States, particularly Small Island Developing […]

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