Voices calling for a moratorium
Governments and parliamentarians
A growing number of national governments, parliamentarians, regional authorities and other elected officials and government bodies are joining the call for a moratorium, precautionary pause, or ban on deep-sea mining, either in international waters, national waters, or both.
The DSCC is calling on all governments to stand with science and support a moratorium. This includes a moratorium on the adoption of regulations for exploitation and the issuing of exploitation and new exploration contracts, unless and until the conditions laid out in our position statement are met.