In Deep Water: The emerging threat of deep sea mining



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Greenpeace. "In Deep Water: The emerging threat of deep sea mining." 2019.


The ocean is facing more threats now than at any time in history. Yet a nascent industry is ramping up to exert more pressure on marine life: deep sea mining. A handful of governments and companies have been granted licences to explore for deep sea mining in ecologically sensitive waters, and the industry is positioning its development as inevitable, but deep sea mining isn’t happening anywhere in the global oceans – yet. This report examines the state of play and environmental risks, and provides policy recommendations.

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