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Sunday, 14 November 2021


Delegates at the three-day Deep Sea Mineral Mining “high level” workshop have identified key issues that need to be addressed towards the commercialization of deep seabed mining in the Pacific Region. The workshop was held from June 6-8 in Fiji.

The workshop, organised by SPC/SOPAC, and funded by the EU, focused on legislative, regulatory, capacity requirements, and the environment, all pertaining to deep sea minerals and mining, in its roster of issues.

It is part of a four-year EU-funded project, headed by Deep Sea Minerals Project Leader, Akuila Tawake that will develop the legislative and technical framework to help countries in the region implement laws to regulate seabed mining.