Petition Stop deep-sea mining

We ask the UK Government to protect the ocean and commit to preventing the start of deep-sea mining.

Many other governments around the world have said they do not support deep-sea mining and are implementing a ‘precautionary pause’, or have called for a moratorium.

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Mining companies want to extract minerals and metals from the deep sea, but scientists say this would cause irreversible harm to ocean life.

The deep sea is home to incredible biodiversity, said to be on par with tropical rainforests. Mining machines would do immense damage to fragile deep-sea ecosystems and could disrupt the carbon-storing powers of the ocean.

We cannot protect our oceans if we allow the deep seabed to be mined.

We must stop deep-sea mining before it begins.

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