You can help stop deep-sea mining before it’s too late

Call on governments to take action now and protect the health of our ocean for future generations

This November governments will be meeting in Jamaica at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) headquarters to develop a mining code that, if agreed and adopted, would unleash the largest mining operation in human history upon our ocean – deep-sea mining.

We don’t want or need deep-sea mining and the destruction of marine life that scientists warn would be inevitable and permanent if the industry were to go ahead.

Humanity is at a crossroads. Instead of continuing down the path of exploitation, extraction and extinction, we must use existing resources more wisely and prioritize the protection of the environments that sustain us all.

Our ocean makes life on earth possible. Urge governments to act swiftly and prioritise ocean’s health for future generations.


Call on Ministers from the countries below to stand up and be counted by calling for a moratorium now at the ISA. Email and tweet them today and urge them to stand on the right side of history and protect our ocean and the life support services it provides, for future generations.

If you’d like to email your own country’s Minister and they are not on the list, please contact them using this list. Countries that are already supporting a halt to deep-sea mining are listed here.