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In line with the purpose and spirit of World Ocean Day 2024, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition and it’s 115+ members and partner organisations, urge UN Secretary-General Guterres, through an open letter, to secure the deep sea’s health for future generations by calling for all States to: 

  • Enact a precautionary moratorium or pause on deep-sea mining to allow for sufficient science and understanding of the deep ocean and the impacts of deep-sea mining on the marine environment.
  • Protect vulnerable marine ecosystems by withdrawing their vessels from bottom impact fishing on seamounts. By protecting seamounts and other vulnerable marine ecosystems, we protect the whole ocean.

 

View the open letter here.