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Papua New Guinea: NGO calls for Pacific-wide ban on seabed mining as new company intends to mine Bismarck Sea floor

Author: Radio New Zealand, Published on: 6 December 2019

"NGO calls for Pacific-wide ban on seabed mining", 29 November 2019

An NGO working with coastal communities near the site of planned undersea mining in Papua New Guinea's north is demanding a Pacific-wide ban on seabed mining.

Prospective undersea miner, Nautilus, was declared bankrupt in Canada...but a new version of the company is understood to have emerged and plans to mine the Bismarck Sea floor.

The Alliance of Solwara Warriors spokesperson, Jonathan Mesulam, said the communities were angry the government was still working with companies that would destroy their livelihoods.

They would take action if it continued to push the Solwara project.

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Related companies: Nautilus Minerals