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Monday, 23 February 2015

EU-SPC: Tuvalu & Kiribati join seabed mining rules

The European Union provides technical advice and assistance via the Deep Sea Minerals project, in collaboration SPC to enable Pacific Island countries to make informed decisions about deep seabed mining. Tuvalu and Kiribati are the most recent members of the group to join the group who are proactively formulating rules for seabed. SPC geoscience division director Mike Petterson: "SPC will continue to work with the countries to develop the legal instruments required and assist with capacity building and awareness raising programmes in this fascinating, emerging area."

Source: mining-technology.com